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The IPL franchise Punjab Kings named opening batsman Mayank Agarwal as their new captain for the IPL 2022 season on Monday. The 31-year-old will succeed Karnataka colleague KL Rahul, who has joined a new squad in the lucrative competition. Mayank has scored 1317 runs in 47 IPL matches for Punjab Kings with a strike rate of 144.24, ranking him sixth on the squad.

In the IPL 2022, Mayank Agarwal will be the Punjab Kings’
13th captain:

After releasing their dashing opener, Rahul, last year in the retention window, Punjab Kings needed to replace the leadership position. Rahul was named Punjab’s captain in 2020, however the organisation dismissed him during the retention window when he asked about joining a different IPL side.The Sanjiv Goenka-owned Lucknow Super Giants selected Rahul as one of their draught picks, and it also named him the team’s captain. Since Yuvraj Singh led the team in the first season, Mayank will be the franchise’s 13th captain. Geroge Bailey of Australia has
captained his team in the most of IPL games (35)

Mayank Agarwal is a team member who possesses all the characteristics of a leader: Anil Kumble:

After a lot of anticipation that renowned Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan would be picked for the Punjab team’s leadership role, head coach Anil Kumble revealed Mayank was part of the team’s leadership group for the previous two years

Mayank has been a key member of the team since 2018, and a member of the leadership group for the previous two years.” Kumble stated in a statement, “The new squad we picked at the just finished auction contains intriguing youthful potential and exceptional veteran players.” “We want to establish a solid foundation for the future with Mayank at the lead.
 
“He is a team player who is dedicated and energetic, and he possesses all of the qualities that a leader should have. “I’m excited to work with him as captain and believe he’ll lead this club to a good season,” he continued. Mayank was one of two players retained by the franchise during the IPL 2022 retention window. He also captained the squad against the Delhi Capitals in the first phase of the IPL 2021 after Rahul was admitted to the hospital with Acute Appendicitis.