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IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal announced as the new captain of Punjab Kings

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Punjab Kings announced their new captain Mayank Agarwal for the 2022 IPL season. Mayank Agarwal has retained for Rs 12 crore and now he’s chosen as the skipper.

IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal announced as the new captain of Punjab Kings

This is what he has to say on getting his new role:

“I am honoured and happy to be leading Punjab Kings in IPL 2022. Let’s do it this time. 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. 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. 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.


Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh were the only two players who were retained by Punjab Kings (PBKS) prior to the Mega Auction. Agarwal was made the captain of the team for a brief time since Rahul was injured. He had scored 400+ runs in the past two IPL editions. He has played a total of 100 games since his IPL debut in 2011.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) head coach Anil Kumble on Monday confirmed Mayank Agarwal as the skipper of PBKS of IPL 2022.

Mega Auction buys

 Shikhar Dhawan (8.25 Cr) / Kagiso Rabada (9.25Cr) / Johny Bairstow (6.75 Cr) / Rahul Chahar (5.25 Cr) / Shahrukh Khan (9 Cr) / Harpreet Brar (3.8 Cr) / Jitesh Sharma (0.2 Cr) / Ishan Porel (0.25 Cr) / Prabhsimran Singh (0.6 Cr)

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New Buys: Liam Livingstone (11.5 Cr) / Odean Smith (6 Cr) / Sandeep Sharma (0.5 Cr) / Raj Angad Bawa (2 Cr) / Rishi Dhawan (0.55 Cr) / Prerak Mankad (0.2 Cr) / Vaibhav Arora (2.0 Cr) / Baltej Singh (0.2 Cr) / Ansh Patel (0.2 Cr) / Writtick Chatterjee (0.2 Cr) / Ishan Porel (0.25 Cr) / Nathan Ellis (0.75 Cr) / Atharva Taide (0.2 Cr) / Bhanuka Rajapaksa (0.5 Cr) / Benny Howell (0.4 Cr)

Read more: IPL 2022 Auction: Star Sports recorded a viewership of 50 million during the IPL Auction

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