Mayank Agarwal named the captain of Punjab Kings ahead of IPL 2022

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Indian opening batter Mayank Agarwal has been named the skipper of the Punjab Kings franchise ahead of the next IPL season which is set to become a 10-team affair. Mayank, who is a regular feature of the Indian test squad, is set to replace his best friend KL Rahul as Punjab’s leader who parted ways with the franchise ahead of the auction. 

Mayank Agarwal set to captain Punjab Kings in IPL

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Mayank was one of the two players retained by Punjab Kings. He will get a paycheck of a whopping ₹15 crores. He has been an integral part of the PBKS franchise since 2018 and is delighted to take up the leadership role.

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,” Agarwal said in a press release issued by the franchise.

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“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.”

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I look forward to the new season and the new challenges it brings with it: Mayank Agarwal

IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal may become new Punjab Kings captain, to be announced soon

Since the start of IPL, Punjab has been an underperforming franchise in the league. They have reached the finals only once in 2014 and have failed to reach the playoffs ever since. However, this time they have a formidable unit with the likes of Dhawan, Bairstow, Livingstone, and Rabada joining in.

“We have some vastly experienced players in our ranks, along with many talented youngsters who are keen to grab the opportunity and run with it.

“We have always taken to 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 thank the team management for entrusting me with this new role of leading the side.

Punjab coach Anil Kumble is also looking forward to working with Mayank who in his opinion is a hardworking, enthusiastic, a team player with all the attributes required of a leader.

“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. He is hardworking, enthusiastic, a team player with all the attributes required of a leader. I look forward to working with him as captain and believe that he will lead this team to a successful campaign.”

The Tata IPL is set to commence from 26 March.


• Mayank Agarwal is appointed as the captain of Punjab Kings.

• Mayank Agarwal is ecstatic about the opportunity to lead the franchise as full-time captain.

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