Can Shikhar Dhawan be made the captain of Punjab Kings?

Fans of Punjab Kings are eager to know who will lead the team in March. When Mayank Agarwal was retained by the franchise ahead of the auction, many considered him as the captain’s candidate. However, after the Punjab Kings team bought Shikhar Dhawan in the auction, there have been reports that Shikhar Dhawan can be made the captain of the team in place of Mayank Agarwal?

‘Mayank and Shikhar have to be made captain’

After the great battle of mega auction, the challenge will be in front of the teams to be made captain. In which the teams will announce their captains. In such a situation, Punjab Kings co-owner Mohit Burman has given a hint as to who can lead the team? He has disclosed this in an interview. They said that,

“I think it is a big advantage to have a senior player to lead the team who has played with you before. He understands the mindset of the coach, he has a good relationship with the coaches and the idea is to give him a strong group of players who fill all the positions.”

Mayank Agarwal was picked by the franchise in 2018, in the last few seasons, Agarwal established himself as part of an opening pair with his fellow Karnataka teammate and former franchise captain KL Rahul. He also led the team for one game in IPL 2021 in the absence of KL Rahul.

Dhawan is a strong candidate for captaincy

Shikhar Dhawan

The team bought by Punjab Kings in the Mega Auction was highly appreciated by the analysts and cricket pundits. Which was the most comprehensive in his strategy at the auction table. Punjab experienced batsman Shikhar Dhawan The team has been strengthened by buying (Shikhar Dhwan) for Rs 8.25 crore. After Mayank Agrawal, Shikhar Dhawan is also being seen as a substitute for the captain. It is believed that the command of Punjab Kings can be given to this player.

Fast bowler Arshdeep Singh was also retained, who had shown great potential in the last season. Kings spent a total of Rs 86.55 crore on making their team. The most expensive purchase for him was Liam Livingstone, for which he spent Rs 11.5 crore. He strengthened the bowling department of the team by spending Rs 9.25 crore on South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.