Shikhar Dhawan to lead Kings XI Punjab!
CRICDOT DESK : Shikhar Dhawan will reportedly be introduced because the captain of Indian Premier League franchise Punjab Kings. Dhawan joined PBKS after being sold for Rs 8.25 crore on the IPL 2022 mega public sale held in Bengaluru closing weekend.
The captaincy spot become left vacant after KL Rahul reportedly requested the crew to launch him closing 12 months following which he become drafted via way of means of new franchise Lucknow Super Giants. It become being speculated that opener Mayank Agarwal, one of the gamers that the crew determined to retain, could be triumphant Rahul into the position via way of means of the modern day reviews declare otherwise.
Dhawan become launched via way of means of Delhi Capitals notwithstanding 3 efficient seasons for them. He joined the crew in 2019 and scored over 500 runs in every of his 3 seasons for them.
Despite scoring 1726 runs in 3 seasons, DC permit pass of him and retained Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel beforehand of the public sale. PBKS spent the maximum on obtaining England allrounder Liam Livingstone, meting out a Rs 11.five middle for him. They additionally sold the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar amongst others.
In all, they have got constructed a squad of 23 gamers. PBKS co-proprietor Preity Zinta become robust thrilled with the appearance of Dhawan. “Yeah we were given Shikhar Dhawan. Always desired him in our crew,” she said.
Punjab Kings Full Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell