Pune. Mayank Agarwal is captaining in IPL 2022. He has been given the command of Punjab Kings. Mayank won the toss and decided to bowl in the match against Lucknow Super Giants. Only after winning the toss, Mayank started celebrating like the joy of victory. There is a special reason for this. Punjab has not made any changes in its playing-11 for the match. Whereas Lucknow has made a change. Fast bowler Avesh Khan has been given a chance in place of Manish Pandey. Lucknow has won 5 out of 8 matches so far while Punjab has won 4 out of 8 matches. In such a situation, the team of Punjab would like to further strengthen their position in the table by winning this match.
After the toss, Mayank Agarwal said that we want to chase because we will know about the score of the opposing team. However, there is less chance of dew here. The team has won the toss only for the second time. At the same time, Lucknow captain KL Rahul also said that he also wanted to bowl first after winning the toss. Talking to Star Sports, Punjab leg-spinner Rahul Chahar said that the team was losing the toss from the last 7 matches. Due to this the opposing teams knew about the target. We are happy to win the toss in this match and as expected this time the bowlers will show a good game.
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Big difference in performance of Rahul and Mayank
In the current season of IPL, KL Rahul has performed brilliantly with the bat. On the other hand, Mayank Agarwal has not been able to perform anything special so far. Rahul has scored 368 runs in 8 innings at an average of 61. He is second in terms of scoring the most runs. Has scored 2 centuries and one half-century. The strike rate is 148. On the other hand, Mayank has been able to score only 136 runs in 7 innings at an average of 19. Has scored a fifty. The strike rate is of 126. In such a situation, he would like to get form against his special friend Rahul.
KL Rahul was earlier the captain of Punjab Kings. During this he did well with the bat, but the team could not perform much. He would now like to continue his scintillating form in front of his old team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 29, 2022, 19:33 IST