IPL 2022: Punjab Kings retained only 2 players in the form of Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh before IPL 2022 Auction. Punjab also wanted to retain KL Rahul, who was captaining the team in the last 2 seasons, but Rahul decided not to retain but to enter the auction, after which he was joined by the new IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants before the auction. Captain made. And now Punjab has also handed over the captaincy of the team in the hands of Mayank.
Mayank Agarwal appointed the new captain of Punjab Kings
Punjab shared a video on its official Twitter account and informed Mayank about being made the new captain of the team. Earlier, the name of Team India’s experienced opener batsman Shikhar Dhawan was also being discussed for being made the captain. Gabbar has been included by Punjab in its team during this year’s auction.
But in the end, the franchise thought it better to hand over the responsibility of captaincy to Mayank. Mayank has been a part of the team since 2018. Although he does not have any special experience in captaincy. But he is a part of this mega league for the last decade. Also, the presence of experienced players like Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada will help them a lot.
Was included in Punjab in the year 2018
Mayank Agarwal was associated with Punjab Kings in the year 2018. Since then, he has performed brilliantly for three consecutive seasons. He has scored 441, 424, and 332 runs for Punjab Kings in the last three seasons, after which he has been retained by Punjab at a huge price of Rs.12 crores. He has 100 matches experience in IPL. A total of 2131 runs have come out of Mayank’s bat in these matches.
During this, he has also played a century inning. In the last 2 seasons, the team has performed quite disappointingly. Both the times in the points table, Punjab Kings have been at the sixth place among the eight teams. In such a situation, in IPL 2022, the fans will expect a strong comeback from Punjab.
The 15th season of IPL is going to start on March 26
In this 15th season of IPL, not 8 but 10 teams will be seen playing. Lucknow and Ahmedabad 2 new teams are associated with this league. With the increase in the number of teams, the number of matches has also increased. A total of 70 league matches will be played this time. Which will start on March 26, the final match will be played on May 29.
In view of the critical situation of Corona, the board has decided to organize 55 matches of the league round in Mumbai, the remaining 15 matches in Pune. While the venue for the playoffs is yet to be decided. Although BCCI has not made any official announcement about this yet.