IPL 2023: There has been a big change in the team of Punjab Kings for the 16th season of the Indian Premier League. Punjab Kings has appointed Trevor Bayliss as the head coach of the team for the next season of IPL. Punjab Kings had made it clear only last month that Anil Kumble’s journey with the team is over.
Trevor Bayliss has a lot of coaching experience in international cricket. It was under the coaching of Trevor Bayliss that England won the 2019 ODI World Cup. Not only this, Trevor Bayliss has also been associated with Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL in the past. KKR won the title in 2012 and 2014 under the coach of Trevor Bayliss.
It was only after Anil Kumble’s contract was not renewed that Punjab Kings had indicated Trevor Bayliss to be made the coach. It was said on behalf of the owners of the team that Trevor has a lot of coaching experience and he is a great option for the team.
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On the other hand, talking about Anil Kumble, he was appointed the coach of the team in 2020. As coach of Kumble, Punjab Kings played 42 matches out of which he won only 19 and lost 23 matches. Last year, Punjab Kings had named Mayank Agarwal as the captain of the team in place of KL Rahul. But this bet of the team also failed.
However, the challenge of taking over the responsibility of coaching Punjab Kings is not going to be easy for Trevor Bayliss. The team of Punjab Kings has not been able to become a winner even once. The performance of the Punjab Kings team was even worse in the last three years and it could not qualify for the playoffs even once. It is because of the failures that the identity of Punjab Kings has become that of a team that has changed a lot.