IPL 2023: World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss set to be appointed Punjab Kings head coach
Ahead of the 2023 IPL, Punjab Kings are set to sign World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss as their head coach in the hopes that the Australian can lead them to the elusive title.
The 59-year-old from New South Wales has coached the Sunrisers Hyderabad most recently and is a frequent participant in the IPL.
Bayliss led the support staff of the Kolkata Knight Riders when they won the IPL in 2012 and 2014 in addition to leading England to their first ODI World Cup victory in 2019.
India great Anil Kumble replaced by Bayliss. After his three-year contract not renewed due to the team’s failure to advance to the playoffs.
Punjab’s only final appearance in IPL history came in 2014 when they lost to KKR.
“The team has decided to go ahead with Trevor who is among the best in the business and has a proven record. The management is hoping that the team goes on to win the title under his guidance,” an IPL source told PTI.
It anticipated that the paperwork for Bayliss’ signing will finished soon.
Punjab, a team that has struggled to consistently perform at its best since the IPL’s start in 2008. And has finished sixth each of the previous four seasons.
They frequently blow hot and cold, which contributes to their demise. When he joins the team, Bayliss will undoubtedly want to improve on that one area.
They eliminated early from the most recent IPL. Because they couldn’t pull together two victories in a row during the league stage.
The management must also make a crucial decision on captaincy. Last year, Mayank Agarwal replaced KL Rahul as captain, but his batting performance fell short of expectations.
As a result of the owners’ and management’s confidence in Agarwal. He may given one additional year to lead the side.
He and Arshdeep Singh, the only two players Punjab had retained ahead of the 2022 IPL.
(With PTI Inputs)