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Punjab Kings team's new captain revealed ahead of IPL 2022! - Full details

Monday, February 28, 2022 • Tamil Sport News Comments
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We had already updated you that the world-famous T20 tournament, Indian Premier League 2022, is set to begin with 2 new teams in March month. The 10 IPL teams are split into two groups of 5 teams and the tournament will have a total of 70 matches in four venues in Mumbai and Pune.

Now, it has been announced that the opening batter Mayank Agarwal has been named as the new captain of the Punjab Kings franchise. The 31-year-old top-order batter, who has been with the franchise since 2018, takes over the role from KL Rahul, who moved to Lucknow Super Giants ahead of IPL 2022.

Mayank has been the vice-captain of the Punjab side in the pasta and has led the team on some occasions. He was one of two players retained by the franchise ahead of the 2022 auction. "I have been at Punjab Kings since 2018 and I take a lot of pride in representing this fantastic unit. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the team," said Agarwal about taking up the leadership.

In a statement issued by the Punjab Kings on Monday morning, Mayank stated, "I take over this responsibility with utmost sincerity, but at the same time, I believe my job would be made easier with the talent we have at the Punjab Kings squad this season." Overall, in 11 seasons of playing in the IPL, Agarwal has 2131 runs at an average of 23.41 and a strike rate of 135.47.

Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble talked, "Mayank has been an integral part of the side since 2018 and of the leadership group for the last two years. The new squad we selected at the recently concluded auction has exciting young talent and outstanding experienced players. We want to create a strong foundation for the future with Mayank at the helm. I look forward to working with him as captain and believe that he will lead this team to a successful campaign."

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