Punjab Kings name Mayank Agarwal as captain

Mohali: Indian Premier League franchise Punjab Kings has appointed Mayank Agarwal as captain ahead of the IPL 2022 edition.
The 30-year-old took over responsibilities from Karnataka teammate K L Rahul. Agarwal said: “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.
At the same time, I believe my job would be made easier with the talent we have this season.” Agarwal had a great season with the team in 2021 edition, amassing 441 runs in 12 matches at an impressive average of 40.09. He also possessed a healthy strike rate of 140.28 through the season, creating some memorable moments for the team.
Head coach Anil Kumble said: “Mayank has been an integral part of the side since 2018 and of the leadership group for the last two years. The new squad we selected has exciting young talent and outstanding experienced players. We want to create a strong foundation for the future with Mayank at the helm.”