Trevor Bayliss to become new head coach of Punjab Kings

Trevor Bayliss to become new head coach of Punjab Kings

The kings of Punjab chose Trevor Bayliss as the next head coach, before IPL 2023, after Anil Kumblethe contract was not renewed. Kings had failed to qualify for the playoffs for three consecutive seasons under Kumble.

Bayliss has a lot of pedigree, not only internationally but also in the IPL. He was the head coach of England when they won the 2019 ODI World Cup and was also the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders when they won the IPL in 2012 and 2014. Most recently, Bayliss was the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2020 and 2021 seasons.

“The team has decided to move forward with Trevor who is among the best in the business and has a proven track record,” PTI quoted a source as saying. “Management hopes the team will win the title under his leadership.” The paperwork should be completed soon, PTI reported.

The Kings only qualified for the playoffs twice despite being part of the IPL from the very beginning (as Kings XI Punjab). The first time was in the inaugural season, in 2008 when they reached the semi-finals and then in 2014 when they finished runners-up to Knight Riders. They have finished sixth in each of the past four seasons.

The decision to let Kumble go was made by a board consisting of co-owners Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul, as well as Kings CEO Satish Menon.

Kumble joined Kings in 2020. At the time, he became the fifth manager Kings had appointed in five seasons after Sanjay Bangar (2014-16), Virender Sehwag (2017), Brad Hodge (2018) and Mike Hesson (2019). ).

As of 2020, Kumble was India’s only IPL head coach. The Kings were the third IPL team he had worked with after his playing days, having previously mentored Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. That was before he took over as India’s head coach for a year in 2016.

Under Kumble, the Kings have won 19 and lost 23 games in three seasons. It is the second worst win-loss ratio of any team in the IPL since 2020, only behind Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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