Punjab Kings have decided to make a new start in IPL 2023. They previously parted ways with Anil Kumble, but their skipper has since changed. Mayank Agarwal has been replaced as the team’s captain by Shikhar Dhawan.
In IPL 2022, Mayank Agarwal was chosen to lead the Punjab Kings. But throughout the competition, he was unable to put on a strong batting performance. The right-handed batter managed just 196 runs at an average of 16.33 in 12 innings, scoring just one half-century.
1. Gujarat Titans
Gujarat Titans are one of the teams who would be interested in signing Mayank Agarwal. As Shubman Gill‘s opening partner for the IPL 2022 champions, Wriddhiman Saha performed admirably. GT can aim for Mayank as Gill’s partner if they can find a way to work with Matthew Wade as the wicketkeeper. Mayank and Gill will make an excellent opening pair. While Mayank has the potential to start off well, Gill might take his time and make a difference in the game throughout the middle overs. Although money is a problem, GT can address it if they organize their auction strategy carefully.
2. Kolkata Knight Riders
Another team that may want to target Mayank Agarwal in the IPL 2022 is Kolkata Knight Riders. In the last season, KKR had a tough time the entire tournament choosing a solid pair of openers. Ajinkya Rahane and Aaron Finch started the innings in a few matches, but because of their poor performances, they were quickly dropped. Mayank Agarwal can thereby strengthen Kolkata Knight Riders’ opener position if he joins the team.
3. Rajasthan Royals
The third team in IPL 2022 that may want Mayank Agarwal is Rajasthan Royals. Jos Buttler, a prominent opener for Rajasthan Royals, broke records in the IPL 2022 with 863 runs in 17 games. Sanju Samson, the team’s captain, came in second place with 458 runs in 17 games. For RR in the competition, Buttler’s opening partner was a significant problem. Yashasvi Jaiswal performed admirably in a few games. As a result, the team may focus on Mayank Agarwal in the upcoming campaign, who could end up being a good opening partner alongside Buttler.