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Shikhar Dhawan Replaces Mayank Agarwal as Punjab Kings Captain for IPL 2023 Season

Indian senior batter Shikhar Dhawan is set to lead Punjab Kings in the IPL 2023 replacing Mayank Agarwal under whom the team ended in 6th position in the IPL 2022 points table.

Dhawan Named as Punjab Kings Captain for IPL 2023 Season

Dhawan was roped in by PBKS in the last auction for a sum of Rs 8.25 crore. The southpaw went on to score 460 runs in 14 games at an average of 38.33.

The IPL 2023 Auction was set to take place in mid of December while franchises have until November 15 to submit a list of the players they want to keep ahead of the next IPL. The IPL 2023 transfer window for players will be open till about a week prior to the auction and will re-open after that.

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal

The decision was taken at the franchise’s board meeting on Wednesday. Punjab Kings on their official Twitter handle made this announcement by posting: “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐫 𝐃𝐡𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐫𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐬! “.

He had a stellar 2020 season where he scored 618 runs at a strike rate of nearly 145 for Delhi Capitals, who had traded him in from Sunrisers Hyderabad. In his first season for the Kings, Dhawan scored 460 runs in 14 matches with an average of 38.33 and a strike rate of 122.66.

Apart from this, Punjab Kings also named former Australia player Brad Haddin and former South African player Charl Langeveldt in the PBKS coaching staff list while Trevor Bayliss will be the new head coach for the team in the next season.

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