India’s veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan is ready to turn into Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain rather than Mayank Agarwal from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. As per the ESPNcricinfo, Dhawan’s elevation was authorized on Wednesday throughout a franchise board dialogue and the choice was backed by the Kings` newly-appointed head coach Trevor Bayliss.
Dhawan will succeed Agarwal, who was named captain instantly earlier than the IPL 2022 season. Earlier than the main public sale, the place Dhawan was the primary participant they bought, the Kings had retained Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh as their two gamers.
Kings paid Rs 8.25 crore earlier this yr to pick out Dhawan, who has been among the many most dependable batters since 2016 in IPL. He had a implausible 2020 season, scoring 618 runs for Delhi Capitals, who had acquired him through commerce from Sunrisers Hyderabad, at a strike price of over 145. Dhawan scored 460 runs in 14 video games throughout his first season with the Kings, averaging 38.33 and having a 122.66 strike price.
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— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) November 2, 2022
Agarwal joined the Punjab franchise in 2018 and teamed up properly with KL Rahul, the captain as much as the 2017-18 marketing campaign. However as he rose by means of the ranks, his type started to deteriorate. Agarwal averaged 16.33 runs per sport whereas scoring simply 196 runs in 13 video games. The staff additionally carried out poorly.
By November 15, when IPL franchises are required to submit their last checklist of retained gamers, will probably be recognized whether or not Kings will hold Agarwal or launch him. In line with IPL retention laws, Kings agreed to pay Agarwal Rs 12 crore.