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Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain for Tata IPL 2022: The Mohali based Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Punjab Kings (PBKS), were one of the top performers in the recently concluded Tata IPL 2022 Auction. Kings were proactive in bagging the players they required and also outclassed other franchises with their strategies.

PBKS took advantage of their high purse value and got all the players of their choice. The franchise, as a result, have formed a robust squad that can serve the team for years to come.

Meanwhile, former Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman, Shikhar Dhawan, who has been bought by PBKS by shelling out INR 8.25 Crores in the Tata IPL 2022 Auction, is all set to be named the skipper of the franchise.

If the reports are to be believed, PBKS is thrilled to have Shikhar’s services and the franchise is likely to appoint him as the leader of the side. The captaincy position in the team was left vacant after KL Rahul decided to part ways with the franchise to explore other opportunities.

Rahul asked PBKS to release him ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction and the cricketer was subsequently roped in by Lucknow SuperGiants as the captain.

“Team is very elated to have Shikhar Dhawan in squad. Dhawan has a mature head on his shoulders and will be entrusted to lead Punjab in IPL. Coach, promoters all are in favor of Dhawan as captain of Punjab Kings. Official announcement will be made in next few days”, said a source close to PBKS team management.

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Before the mega auction, it was speculated that Mayank Agarwal, who is PBKS’ first choice retention, will lead the side, however, the dynamics of the squad have changed after the auction.

It is worth noting that, Shikhar Dhawan has prior experience of leading SRH in the IPL. 

PBKS co-owner Preity Zinta expressed her delight after getting Shikhar Dhawan on the team. “Yeah we got Shikhar Dhawan. Always wanted him in our team,” she said.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Complete Squad for IPL 2022:

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

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