Punjab Kings (PBKS) new captain for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) Mayank Agarwal has joined the franchise training camp in Mumbai and received a rousing welcome from his teammates and coaches.
Agarwal was part of the Indian Test squad which played against Sri Lanka in the two-match series in Mohali and Bengaluru. Therefore, he was a direct bubble-to bubble transfer and joined the team directly. The opening batsman made his captaincy debut in KL Rahul’s absence last year and has been named PBKS’ full-time captain for IPL 2022.
As for the captaincy issue of Punjab Kings went they had to look out for a new one after they failed to come to terms with KL Rahul, who will now captain the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022 edition.
Mayank Agarwal Joins The PBKS Training Camp In Mumbai; Franchise Shares Video
The PBKS franchise spent big bucks in the IPL 2022 auction buying Shikhar Dhawan for INR 8.25 crores. Apart from him, PBKS spent a huge sum on the likes of Liam Livingstone (11.5 crores), Kagiso Rabada (9.25 crore), Shahrukh Khan (9 crores), Jonny Bairstow (6.75 crores), Odean Smith (6 crores), and a few others.
PBKS haven’t played a playoff fixture since 2014 and Mayank has his task cut out going into the season. However, they will be buoyant with the fact that they have a fresh captain for the IPL 2022, in which they will face off against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the blockbuster contest on Super Sunday (March 27) in their first match. Their last league stage game will be against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 22.
Here is the video of Captain Mayank Agarwal joining the Punjab Kings (PBKS) camp:
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The 70 matches of the IPL 2022 edition league stage will be played across different centers in Maharashtra from March 26 to May 22. The final of IPL 2022 is scheduled to be played on May 29. The venue for the playoffs hasn’t been announced.
Punjab Kings squad: Mayank Agarwal, Prerak Mankad, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Benny Howell, Baltej Singh, Ansh Patel, Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Sandeep Sharma, Nathan Elis, Vaibhav Arora, Ishan Porel, Rahul Chahar