Shikhar Dhawan: Punjab Kings bought Shikhar Dhawan last season itself. Now, by making him the captain, he has been given a big responsibility.
Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, there has been a big change in the Punjab Kings squad. Shikhar Dhawan has been given the captaincy in place of Mayank Agarwal. Dhawan is not only an experienced player but also looks like the captain of the Indian team in recent times. Dhawan has been selected as the captain of the Indian team for the ODI series to be held in New Zealand tour. Earlier, he captained India in the three ODI series against South Africa. Dhawan has more captaincy experience than Mayank. Hence it seems that Punjab can be a good choice.
Punjab tried to make Dhawan the captain last season itself. But at the last minute the decision was changed and Mayank was appointed as the captain. Last season under the captaincy of Mayank, the team’s performance was not up to expectations and the team was eliminated in the group stage. Punjab Kings will try to excel in the next season under Dhawan’s captaincy.
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Dhawan impressed last season..
Dhawan also performed better than Mayank in batting last season. Dhawan scored 460 runs in 14 matches at an average of 38.33 and became the highest run-scorer for Punjab. Dhawan scored three fifties with the bat. His highest score was an unbeaten 88. Mayank scored only 196 runs in 12 innings at an average of 16.33. Mayank recorded only one half-century from the bat.