New Delhi, Online Desk. In IPL 2022, Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal has not been opening for the team for the last few matches. Now the head coach of the team, Anil Kumble, told about why Mayank Agarwal is doing this. According to Kumble, Mayank Agarwal has left his opening spot because of Jani Bairstow as he wanted to give Jani a chance.

Let us tell you that for the last few matches, Jani Bairstow is going to open with Shikhar Dhawan for Punjab and both have been very successful too. Against RCB, Dhawan and Jani shared a good 60-run partnership for the first wicket and gave the team a very strong start. At the same time, Bairstow also played a brilliant half-century and against RCB, Punjab’s team scored 209 for 9 in 20 overs and Punjab won the match by 54 runs.

Punjab head coach Anil Kumble while talking on Star Sports said that Jonny Bairstow is a very aggressive and powerful batsman. He has a lot of experience batting in the top order. Although it was not easy for Mayank Agarwal to vacate his place for Bairstow, but he did it for the benefit of the team and its results were also good for the team. At the same time, we also felt that in the middle order, we will get an experienced player in the form of Mayank. Significantly, Punjab Kings defeated RCB by 54 runs in the 60th match of IPL 2022 and won their sixth match. Punjab has won 6 out of 12 matches so far and has reached the sixth position with 12 points. Punjab is yet to play two more league matches.

Edited By: Sanjay Savern