Mayank Agarwal: Punjab Kings has not seen the dawn in the Indian Premier League since the start of the tournament. They were part of the final once but the team’s performance has been average.
In the last season of the tournament, Punjab entered with some big changes. One of the biggest changes was the leadership that was given to Mayank Agarwal. However, the team has witnessed yet another failure with the failure of Mayank Agarwal and his leadership skills.
The franchise has parted ways with the player leaving him to register himself for the IPL auctions. You can get the best odds for IPL 2023 matches on these betting websites.
Mayank Agarwal – The Auction Target
Mayank will attract bids and there will be three main players who will choose to go into a bidding war for the player.
1) Royal Challengers Bangalore
Last year's semi-finalists, Royal Challengers Bangalore, will come forward to hire the services of Mayank Agarwal. There are primarily two reasons for the same. Currently, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are the opening batters for the team but there is no equally strong backup for both of them.
Bangalore might choose to give a chance to Mayank as his credentials are strong as an opening batter. Another reason would be Mayank’s experience with the Karnataka pitches as he is from Bangalore.
2) Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders have released Ajinkye Rahaney and Aaron Finch from the team but the biggest blow was the unavailability of Sam Billings and Alex Hales. As of now, Kolkata needs a strong opening batsman and Mayank Agarwal can suit as the best replacement in the domestic section.
The two-time champions would like to have Mayank Agarwal as their opening batter and give the team a good start. Mayank carries a strike rate of 134.28 in the Indian Premier League and his credentials are very strong for any opening batsman in the T20 format.
3) Sunrisers Hyderabad
It was a surprise to see Sunrisers Hyderabad releasing a long list of players with whom the franchise has decided to part ways. The list included the names of Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, and Romario Shepherd. Considering the current players who are still associated with the team, no individual carries a good experience to open for the team.
Hyderabad can easily bid for Mayank during the auction as they have a good amount of money left in their wallet. Since Kane Williamson has already left the squad, Mayank can be used as a regular skipper as well.
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