Punjab Kings (PBKS) have announced Mayank Agarwal as their new skipper ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL 2022).
On his appointment, Agarwal said that he’s delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the team.
“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,” said Mayank Agarwal in a statement released.
“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. We have always taken to the field hoping to win the title and as a team we will once again work towards this goal of lifting our maiden IPL trophy. I thank the team management for entrusting me with this new role of leading the side. I look forward to the new season and the new challenges it brings with it.”
Mayank was one of the two retained players by the PBKS and he’s been entrusted with the leadership role by head coach Anil Kumble.
“Mayank has been an integral part of the side since 2018 and of the leadership group for the last two years,” said the Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble. “The new squad we selected at the recently concluded auction has exciting young talent and outstanding experienced players. We want to create a strong foundation for the future with Mayank at the helm.
Earlier he has served as the PBKS’ vice-captain and has also briefly captained the team last season.
Punjab Kings Full Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell