Mayank Agarwal has been appointed as the new skipper of IPL franchise Punjab Kings. The top-order batter takes over the role from KL Rahul, who moved to Lucknow Super Giants ahead of IPL 2022. Mayank has previously served as the vice-captain of the franchise and even led the team on occasions when Rahul was unavailable last season. He was among the two players retained by the franchise ahead of the 2022 auction. Mayank, who holds vast experience of 100 IPL games since making his debut in 2011, has officially been appointed as the captain of a franchise for the first time.