IPL facet Punjab Kings quash rumours on potential captaincy modifications to the facet
Mohali, Aug 24 (IANS): 2014 IPL runners-up Punjab Kings on Thursday quashed rumours about potential change in captaincy of the facet forward of the following season of the IPL. Earlier this week, speculations have been rife within the media that Mayank Agarwal, the captain of the facet in IPL 2022, would get replaced by England wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow.
“Information experiences printed by a sure sports activities information web site pertaining to captaincy of the Punjab Kings franchise have been making the rounds in the previous few days. We wish to state that no official of the crew has issued any assertion on the identical,” mentioned the franchise of their official assertion.
Forward of the beginning of IPL 2022 season, Agarwal was appointed because the captain of Punjab Kings as KL Rahul took the identical function with debutants Lucknow Tremendous Giants.
IPL 2022 was a season to overlook for Agarwal with the bat, scoring simply 196 runs in 12 innings at a median of 16.33 and a strike charge of 122.5, with him not being within the top-five run scorers of the facet.
Below his management, Punjab completed sixth on the factors desk and missed out on the playoffs regardless of having an ultra-attacking batting line-up.
Presently representing the Bengaluru Blasters in Maharaja KSCA T20 League, Agarwal has made 480 runs in 11 innings at a median of 53.33 and strike charge of 167.24, together with two centuries.