IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal has performed brilliantly in the IPL in the last 2 seasons. He and KL Rahul gave a great start to Punjab Kings. Both are good friends too. However, Rahul has now separated from the team. He has become the captain of Lucknow Super Giants. At the same time, Punjab has not announced the name of the captain. But according to the information, the team is going to make Mayank the new captain. In the auction held recently (IPL 2022 Auction) the team had bought a senior player like Shikhar Dhawan. In such a situation, there was also talk of making him the captain.
Mayank Agarwal performed brilliantly in the last 2 seasons of IPL and scored more than 800 runs. In 2021, he made 441 in 12 matches. Scored 4 fifties. The strike rate was 140. At the same time, he scored 424 runs in 11 matches in 2020. Scored one century and two half-centuries. The strike rate was 156. According to news agency PTI, Punjab is going to make Mayank Agarwal the new captain of the team. It can be announced at the end of this week. Earlier, KKR made Shreyas Iyer the captain of the team.
Mayank was retained
Apart from Mayank Agarwal, Punjab Kings also retained fast bowler Arshdeep Singh before the IPL auction. Apart from Dhawan, the team had bought Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, and Liam Livingstone in the auction for a huge amount. Mayank’s performance in the overall T20 has been excellent. He has scored 3917 runs in 159 innings at an average of 26. Has scored 2 centuries and 24 half-centuries. The strike rate is 135. Apart from this, he has played 19 Tests and 5 ODIs for Team India. He has scored a double century in Tests and a triple century in first-class cricket.
The team of Punjab Kings has not won the IPL title so far. In such a situation, Mayank would like to improve the performance of the team. There will also be pressure on coach Anil Kumble. Now only the name of the captain of RCB is yet to come. After the last season, Virat Kohli left the captaincy. South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has been discussed as the captain of the team. However, it has not been officially announced yet.