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IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal is set to lead the Punjab Kings franchise

Punjab Kings franchise appointed the Indian opener Mayank Agarwal as the captain of the team from IPL 2022.

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IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal is set to lead the Punjab Kings franchise | SportzPoint.com

Punjab Kings franchise appointed the Indian opener Mayank Agarwal as the captain of the team from IPL 2022. Mayank is playing for the franchise since 2018 and also captained the team last season for a short time.

IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal is set to lead the Punjab Kings franchise | SportzPoint.com

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Mayank took the responsibilities after KL Rahul, the former captain of Punjab Kings, joined Lucknow Super Giants. Punjab Kings retained only 2 players for IPL 2022 and Mayank is one of them. After becoming the skipper of the franchise, the 31-year-old said in a statement released by the Punjab Kings, "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, 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."

Mayank is a key player on the team since 2018. Also, he played as the vice-captain. He scored over 400 runs in the last 2 seasons.

Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble said on this, "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 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. He is hardworking, enthusiastic, a team player with all the attributes required of a leader."

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