May 23, 2024
Punjab Kings Announced Shikhar Dhawan as their New Captain for IPL 2023

Punjab Kings Announced Shikhar Dhawan as their New Captain for IPL 2023

On the night of 2nd October 2022, the Punjab Kings team from the Indian Premier League announced their new skipper – Shikhar Dhawan, for the upcoming season.

PBKS New Captain for IPL 2023

We all had it coming, but never this soon. As Mayank Agarwal failed badly in leading his team in the IPL 2022, everyone thought he’d be replaced as a captain soon. While we thought an announcement would come right before the start of a new IPL season, the PBKS team broke it all now – naming Shikhar Dhawan as their new skipper.

News regarding a new captain for the team has been circulating in the community for a while, with the first-ever rumors coming in late August – which were eventually quashed by the Punjab Kings team. They noted that “no official of the team has issued any statement” regarding the new captaincy.

But now, on the eve of India winning their third match of the T20I World Cup 2022, the Punjab Kings team has announced Shikhar Dhawan as their new skipper.

Dhawan will replace Mayank Agarwal for the next IPL season, which is scheduled to start sometime in Q1 2023. Mayank Agarwal has been on the poorest of his form lately, scoring only 196 runs in 12 innings he played, with an average of 16.33.

He even sat out for a couple of matches due to injury, where Shikhar Dhawan filled in as a temporary captain. As the management was satisfied with this replacement, it now announced Dhawan as the next skipper – leading their squad in the next IPL 2023.

Shikhar Dhawan has played all 14 matches of PBKS and scored 460 runs with an average of 38.33. He also stood in the top 10 list of most runs scorers in IPL 2022 and was the only batsman from Punjab Kings.

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