The choice was taken on the franchise’s board assembly on Wednesday.
The transfer was on anticipated strains after the 31-year-old from Karnataka did not take the workforce to the IPL play-offs earlier this 12 months.
Agarwal was made captain for the 2022 version after KL Rahul determined to maneuver to Lucknow Tremendous Giants. Moreover the workforce’s inconsistent run, Agarwal’s type additionally dipped as he managed 196 runs at a mean of 16.33.
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The franchise had considered making Dhawan the skipper final 12 months as effectively however determined to go forward with Agarwal.
“The board has determined to make Dhawan captain. He has all of the expertise, each as participant and captain within the IPL and in addition did effectively for the workforce in his first season final 12 months,” an IPL supply advised PTI.
Punjab had paid Rs 8.25 crore for Dhawan’s providers on the mega public sale earlier this 12 months. The 36-year-old southpaw repaid the religion by scoring 460 runs in 14 video games at a mean of 38.33 and a strike fee of 122.66.
The franchise is eager on retaining Agarwal regardless of handing over the management duties to Dhawan. A call on that will likely be made quickly because the participant retention deadline is ready at November 15.
Although Dhawan has been a constant performer within the IPL, he solely performs within the 50-over format for India. Of late, he has been captaining the second string India ODI workforce and can lead the facet in New Zealand later this month. Within the IPL, he has management expertise with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Punjab can even have a brand new head coach in Trevor Bayliss, who guided England to the 2019 ODI World Cup title and KKR to 2 IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. Bayliss will likely be assisted by fellow Australian Brad Haddin.
The workforce house owners’ expectations are excessive from the brand new coach and captain because the franchise searches for its maiden title. Punjab’s sole ultimate look got here means again in 2014. They completed sixth within the earlier 4 seasons.