Mayank Agarwal Named New Punjab Kings Captain – PBKS New Captain Name, IPL Punjab Kings Team Appoint Mayank Agarwal as their Captain ahead of New Season 

All the franchises have completed their team squad and players list for the Indian Premier League 2022. In the Mega Auction held on 12th and 13th February 2022, all the 10 teams bought the players from the fixed purse value. Tata IPL 15 season will start from 26 March 2022. This time a total of 10 teams are participating in the IPL with the addition of two new franchises. The names of the captains of all the teams of IPL have also been announced. Some teams have kept their captain in place for this season while some teams have appointed new captains. Similarly, Punjab Kings have appointed Mayank Agarwal as the captain to lead the team.

Mayank Agarwal replaces KL Rahul as Captain of Punjab Kings 

IPL team Punjab Kings have announced Mayank Agarwal as their new Skipper. Mayank has been with PBKS since 2018 and remains one of their most consistent performers. After KL Rahul joined Lucknow Supergiants, the search for a new captain for Punjab Kings started. In such a situation, the team has given Mayank Agarwal the leadership of Punjab Kings in IPL season 15. 

Mayank who is also a good friend of Rahul has been a very favorite player for Punjab. He has also served as the vice-captain of the team and captained the team in the last season. Mayank is one of the two players retained by Punjab Kings ahead of the mega auction. With them, PBKS had retained bowler Arshdeep Singh. He said that he is excited to be given the responsibility of leading the franchise.

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Mayank Agarwal Named New Punjab Kings Captain 

On being made the captain of the Punjab IPL franchise, Mayank said that “I have been with Punjab Kings since 2018 and I am extremely proud to represent this wonderful unit. I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the team. I take this responsibility with utmost sincerity, but at the same time, I am sure my job will be made easier this season with the talent we have in the Punjab Kings team. 

We have some experienced players in our ranks as well as many talented youngsters who are keen to grab the opportunity and participate in it. We have always taken the field hoping to win the title and as a team, we will once again work towards this goal of lifting our maiden IPL trophy. I would like to thank the team management for this new role of leading the team. I look forward to the new season and new challenges with it,” said Mayank – who was retained by PBKS for Rs 14 crore.

Mayank Agarwal Appointed Captain of PBKS- He as an enthusiastic Player, Anil Kumble Said 

Anil Kumble’s statement came to the fore after Mayank was made the captain of Punjab Kings. He said that Mayank is an enthusiastic player and as him, the team management is focusing on building a young team for the future.

Punjab Kings Squad for IPL 2022

Mayank Agarwal (C), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shikhar Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Ansh Patel, Benny Howell, Harpreet Brar, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Writtick Chatterjee, Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Porel, Sandeep Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, Nathan Ellis, Baltej Singh.

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