Indian Premier League (IPL) facet Punjab Kings on Friday introduced the appointment of former Sri Lanka and England coach Trevor Bayliss as their new head coach for the subsequent season of the profitable T20 league. The 59-year-old Bayliss, who guided Kolkata Knight Riders to title successes within the 2012 and 2014 IPL seasons and was on the helm when New South Wales gained the Sheffield Protect title in 2013-14, will take cost of the facet after legendary India spinner Anil Kumble determined to half methods with Punjab Kings after a three-year stint. Punjab Kings mentioned in a press release on Friday that, “Bayliss brings his expertise of successful the 2019 World Cup with England, 2 IPL titles and a BBL (Massive Bash League) title with the Sydney Sixers.”
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Here is wishing a really heat welcome to our new Head Coach, Trevor Bayliss. _
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Commenting on his new position, Bayliss, mentioned, “I am honoured to be given the Head Coach’s position with the Punjab Kings. A basis franchise with an urge for food for achievement. I look ahead to working with a proficient squad of gamers decided to compete for silverware.”
Punjab Kings had parted methods with Kumble late final month after a three-year stint and had reportedly approached amongst others former England white-ball skipper Eion Morgan and Bayliss for the position.
Kumble was appointed as chief coach forward of the 2020 season and was in control of the group for the subsequent three editions.
In all three seasons that Kumble was in control of the group, Punjab Kings completed within the decrease half of the IPL factors desk — fifth in each 2020 and 2021 when the league comprised eight groups, and sixth in 2022 when it expanded to a 10-team match.
At the moment, Kumble was the fifth coach Kings had appointed in 5 seasons after Sanjay Bangar (2014-16), Virender Sehwag (2017), Brad Hodge (2018) and Mike Hesson (2019). In 2022, Kumble was the one Indian head coach in IPL, in line with an earlier report in ESPNcricinfo.