Shikhar Dhawan to captain Punjab Kings in Indian Premier League’s subsequent season.© BCCI
Punjab Kings on Friday introduced that Shikhar Dhawan will lead the franchise within the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. He’ll change Mayank Agarwal, who had led the crew final season. The transfer was on anticipated traces after Mayank did not take the crew to the IPL play-offs earlier this yr. Agarwal was made captain for the 2022 version after KL Rahul determined to maneuver to Lucknow Tremendous Giants. Other than PBKS’ struggles, Mayank’s type additionally dipped as he managed 196 runs at a median of 16.33 throughout the IPL season earlier this yr.
“I’m actually proud to be the captain of the Punjab Kings. It is all due to your prayers and love that I’ve been given such an enormous duty. I’m actually very comfortable and I want to thank the “SherSquad. I’m wanting ahead for the upcoming season. Your complete will gear up for the brand new season and for that we’ll want your blessings. As soon as once more, I want to thank everybody,” Dhawan mentioned in a video uploaded by Punjab Kings.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) November 4, 2022
PBKS had paid Rs 8.25 crore for Dhawan’s providers on the mega public sale. The veteran batter repaid the religion by scoring 460 runs in 14 video games at a median of 38.33.
Will probably be attention-grabbing to see whether or not PBKS determine to retain Mayank or not on the mini public sale.
It reported that the IPL mini public sale will happen on December 16, 2022. Nevertheless, there’s nonetheless no affirmation concerning the identical.
Earlier this yr, PBKS additionally appointed a brand new head coach in Trevor Bayliss, who guided England to the 2019 ODI World Cup title and KKR to 2 IPL titles in 2012 and 2014.
Notably, Dhawan was named in India’s ODI squad for excursions of New Zealand and Bangladesh, respectively.
He, nevertheless, will lead the crew in opposition to the Kiwis, with Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli all rested for the tour Down Beneath.
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