IPL Auction 2023: 3 Reasons Why Mayank Agarwal Will Go Unsold In This Year's Auction

Published - 09 Dec 2022, 02:29 PM

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal. (Photo: Twitter)

IPL Auction 2023: 3 Reasons Why Mayank Agarwal Will Go Unsold In This Year’s Auction. Punjab Kings have decided to let go of their former captain Mayank Agarwal ahead of the IPL auction 2023.  Mayank Agarwal’s association with the Punjab Kings ended following his poor batting performance in the IPL 2022.

Punjab Kings looked like a shadow of themselves under Mayank Agarwal’s captaincy, far from impressive, and Mayank had a terrible campaign on a personal level. Despite possessing a strong team, the Punjab Kings finished sixth in IPL 2022 under Mayank Agarwal’s captaincy.

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Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal. (Photo: Twitter)

West Indies allrounder Odean Smith, Prerak Mankad, Writtick Chatterjee, Ishan Porel, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, and Sandeep Sharma have also been released along with Mayank Agarwal before IPL Auction 2023.

The likes of Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, and Liam Livingstone have been retained before IPL Auction 2023. The exit of Odean Smith and Mayank Agarwal means INR 18 crores more for PBKS’s purse.

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Shikhar Dhawan has recently replaced Mayank Agarwal as PBKS captain for the upcoming IPL season 2023. The franchise had retained Mayank Agarwal ahead of the IPL 2022 auction for INR 12 crore but Mayank Agarwal failed both as a captain and a batter.

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Mayank Agarwal scored only 196 runs in 13 IPL 2022 games averaging a mere 16.33 at a below-par strike rate of 122.5 and could manage only 1 fifty (52).

IPL Auction 2023: 3 Reasons Why Mayank Agarwal Will Go Unsold In This Year’s Auction

1. Poor Form And Captaincy In IPL 2022 And Failure To Get A Chance In Indian Team Recently

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mayank Agarwal is a big Indian player who might go unsold during the IPL auction 2023. Mayank Agarwal was the skipper of Punjab Kings in the last season but the franchise released him from the squad before the IPL auction 2023.

Punjab Kings could not reach playoffs under his captainship and Mayank Agarwal also came up with a poor show last season. He scored 196 runs in 12 IPL 2022 games at an average of 16.33. Mayank Agarwal also fails to get a chance in the national team nowadays.

Mayank Agarwal’s last appearance for India was in March 2022 in Tests and November 2020 in ODIs. Hence, the right-handed batsman might go unsold during the IPL auction 2023.

2. High Base Price

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mayank Agarwal have registered with a base price of INR 1 Crore in the IPL Auction 2023. His base price is high, and the franchises may not be interested in acquiring him in the IPL Auction 2023 for this reason.

3. Availability Of Many In Form Indian Opening Batters Like Narayan Jagadeesan In IPL Auction 2023

Narayan Jagadeesan (PC-ESPN)
Narayan Jagadeesan (PC-ESPN)

Tamil Nadu batter Narayan Jagadeesan broke the world record for the highest individual score in men’s List A cricket by hammering 277 off 141 balls against Arunachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022.

After scores of 114 not out, 107, 168, and 128, made in the space of six days for Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he compiled a record fifth straight hundred after Arunachal Pradesh had chosen to field first.

Narayan Jagadeesan has played in 7 matches in IPL 2020 (5 matches) and IPL 2022 (2 matches), scoring 73 runs averaging 24.33 with a best of 39* for Chennai Super Kings but was released by CSK prior to IPL Auction 2023. His form and availability may make things difficult for Mayank Agarwal who might go unsold during the IPL auction 2023.

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