Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Punjab Kings are set to switch Mayank Agarwal with Shikhar Dhawan as their new captain for the Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL) season after the most recent board assembly on Wednesday (November 2). It’s understood that Dhawan, who can also be main India within the current ODI matches, was backed by the Kings’ new head coach Trevor Bayliss in a gathering.

Mayank and Arshdeep Singh had been the one retained gamers by the Kings forward of the IPL mega-auction in February 2022. The previous was appointed a captain earlier than the beginning of the 2022 season, who succeded star batter KL Rahul. Punjab Kings, with Anil Kumble as the top coach, paid an enormous quantity of INR 8.25 crore to win Dhawan’s signature within the mega-auction.

Dhawan has been a constant performer within the current IPL tournaments. He scored 618 runs with Delhi Capitals throughout 2020 season and scored the very best 460 runs in 14 matches for Punjab Kings on his debut season. Followers and cricket consultants, together with former Indian coach Ravi Shastri, had been demanding Mayank’s removing from captaincy after the conclusion of the season and lots of had been tipping Dhwan to switch him in current speculations.

Punjab Kings to launch Mayank Agarwal?

Punjab Kings additionally boosted their pool with big-name signings in type of Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone, and Jonny Bairstow. However staff struggled for consistency below the Mayank’s management, who additionally did not carry out with a brand new position. Mayank scored solely 196 runs from 12 innings at a poor strike charge of 122.50 with one fifty-plus knock.

Mayank can also be struggling for consistency in home cricket tournaments and has additionally misplaced his place within the present Indian staff setup. Will probably be fascinating to see if Punjab Kings resolve to retain their former captain forward of the upcoming IPL 2023 mini-auction as groups have till November 15 to submit an inventory of the retained gamers. Punjab Kings would possibly launch Mayank who price them INR 12 crore after they retained him for the 2022 season.



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