Punjab Kings (PBKS) head coach Anil Kumble has confidence in their newly appointed captain Mayank Agarwal. Mayank was among the two retained players by Punjab ahead of the mega-auction.

Kumble, in an official release, said that he believes the appointment of Mayank for the leadership role will give the franchise a successful campaign in the upcoming IPL 2022.

“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,” Kumble said.

“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. I look forward to working with him as captain and believe that he will lead this team to a successful campaign,” he added.

Punjab managed to assemble some of the talented players in the mega-auction. They bought back Shahrukh Khan for INR 9 crore, along with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, and Kagiso Rabada.

Punjab Kings Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.

Source: ANI

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