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| On Jan 27, 2022 11:21 AM IST

PBKS Captain 2022 – Who will lead Punjab Kings this IPL?

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PBKS Captain 2022 – The Punjab Kings have been one of the least successful sides in the Indian Premier League history. They have qualified for the playoffs for only 2 times in 14 seasons of the tournament. These occasions were in 2008, where they lost the semi finals, and emerged as the runner up in 2014 season.

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In the 2021 season, the team finished at 6th position with 6 wins in 14 league matches, under the captaincy of KL Rahul. But, with KL opting to play for Lucknow team in the 2022 season, there were only 2 retentions in Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh.

Let’s have a look at possible players that can captain Punjab Kings in IPL 2022

1. Mayank Agarwal

The experienced campaigner is looking the most suitable option for the captaincy role for Punjab Kings in IPL 2022. During the official announcement of player retention, the team management hinted at consistency of Mayank Agarwal in the tournament and ability to lead the team in a fine fashion. In 12 matches of the 2021 season, Mayank garnered 441 runs at a strike rate of 140.44.

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2. Pat Cummins

The Australian fast bowler led the Australian team for the first time and helped them to win the 2021/22 Ashes. With ability to contribute in both departments of the game, Pat will be a valuable pick as a player in the auction and for the leadership role as well. In the IPL 2021 Phase 1, Pat scalped 9 wickets and scored 93 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders and has been in impressive form in the recently concluded Ashes as well.

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3. Moises Henriques

The regular feature in the Australian T20I team is another good option for the Punjab based franchise in IPL 2022. Moises Henriques has captained for most of the matches of the Big Bash league and has helped the Sixers side to lift the title for 2 times in 2019/20 and 2020/21 season. In the last season, he played for the Punjab Kings team and will have a basic know-how of a team management working, which can help him to take quick decisions. He picked up 4 wickets and scored 31 runs in IPL 2021.

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Harshit Rathi

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