Who will be Punjab Kings’ captain in IPL 2022

Punjab Kings have been the consistent underperformers of the Indian Premier League in the last few years despite having one of the strongest squads. Their former skipper KL Rahul was brilliant with the bat in every season but his captaincy skills are questionable as he gave up pretty easily in under pressure situations. 

However, he can not be blamed totally as his teammates were the ones that actually caused the mayhem for themselves. Once the opening batters of PBKS, namely KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal departed, their batting order just tumbles down like a deck of cards and their bowling unit was only average too. It was for these reasons that KL Rahul decided not to play for the franchise anymore and as we all know, he has been drafted by the Lucknow Franchise as their captain for the upcoming season. 

That has now left a vacancy for the Captain’s spot in the Punjab Kings team and the management has to take a thorough decision on this team before coming to any conclusion. In this article, we will talk about 2 options that Punjab Kings have in the captaincy selection and we will also be making a prediction as to who has the maximum chance out of these two. 

1. Mayank Agarwal – Mayank Agarwal has been retained by Punjab Kings ahead of IPL 2022’s mega auction alongside fast bowler Arshdeep Singh. Although he has not much prior experience as a captain, Mayank Agarwal is one of the veteran players in the league now and has tons of experience. He has played for the Punjab Kings for many years too now and will definitely be a core member of the new team. He can thus definitely be tried out as a captain. 

Agarwal is a regular in Punjab Kings’ playing XI and can use his experience to manage the team in the best possible way – and who knows he might turn out to be a great captain indeed ! It will then be an important turnaround in his International career as well. 

2. Faf Du Plessis – A captaincy option that is not being talked about much ahead of the Mega auction, is former CSK player Faf du Plessis. Du Plessis was the captain of the South Africa national team in all the formats a few years back before falling out and retiring and he was a great skipper indeed. He used to be one of the very best captains in the world while his captaincy skills can definitely be put to use by the Punjab Kings. 

With KL Rahul gone, Punjab Kings are also in search of a new opener and Faf du Plessis might just be the player that they need – both as a captain and as an opener as he excels in both fields. However he will be hard to achieve as his former side CSK will try their fullest to get him back. 

Prediction – According to netizens and trusted sources, Mayank Agarwal is being seriously considered by the PBKS management as a captaincy option and if they fail to buy a good alternative in the Mega auction, Mayank is going to be named as their new captain. 

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