IPL 2022 Live: Former India spinner Piyush Chawla thinks Mayank Agarwal isn’t cut out to lead an IPL squad. Agarwal let the pressure impair his batting and on-field demeanour during his first leadership term at Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2022 according to Chawla. 

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In this IPL, Agarwal took over as the PBKS captain from KL Rahul. Last season, he scored 441 runs at an average of 40.09, but that number has decreased to 195 and 17.73 after the same number of matches this season. Despite fielding one of the best teams in the tournament, PBKS was unable to make it to the playoffs.

On Sunday, they’ll play SRH in their final match of the season, a dead rubber. In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, Chawla was asked if Agarwal should be seen as a batter plus captain or just a batter for next season, to which Chawla hinted that he should continue just as a batter. 

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Chawla thinks that on paper, PBKS appeared to be a strong top-4 contender at the outset of the competition. But several hitters struggled in the middle. So as per the former Kings XI Punjab spinner there was room for some batting order changes, which they did, but it was too late. 

Chawla also opined that the team also didn’t show much faith in some of the guys. That’s why they had a poor season. He was most particularly disappointed with the fact that Shahrukh Khan was dropped without giving him enough opportunities as a finisher. Bet online by checking more expert betting tips from our professional expert tipsters.

Chawla on Mayank Agarwal as Captain of Punjab Kings

On Punjab’s overall campaign he said, “I don’t think Mayank had much prior experience of captaincy and that was visible here. Captaincy isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and it showed clearly here.

You showed so much trust in Shahrukh Khan.  His domestic season had gone so well. But you dropped him after just a few games. He should have gotten more chances. His batting spot is very difficult and you can’t expect him to win every game from there. They’ll have to see what changes they can make next year. It’s still quite far away but the work starts now.”

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