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Punjab Kings appointed Sunil Joshi as spin bowling coach – SBB Times


Former Indian spinner, Sunil Joshi will serve as the spin-bowling coach of Punjab Kings for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. The former finalist took to social media to announce the appointment. Sunil Joshi will join the support staff headed by World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss. The 60-year-old Australian strategist was appointed as the head coach for the IPL 2023 season.

Sunil Joshi played for India

Bayliss came in as a replacement for Anil Kumble, who was sacked as head coach after PBKS failed to live up to expectations in IPL 2022, finishing 6th out of 10 teams. Sunil Joshi, who played 15 Tests and 69 ODIs for India and took 110 international wickets, announced his retirement from all forms of the game in 2012. Notably, Joshi plied his trade for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008.

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Sunil Joshi was the chief selector of India’s men’s senior team before being replaced by Chetan Sharma in 2022.

Punjab Kings also decided to completely overhaul their support staff as they appointed former India batsman Wasim Jaffer as their batting coach for the 2023 season. Jaffer has also previously worked with the PBKS franchise. Charl Langeveldt was named as their bowling coach for the next season.

Shikhar Dhawan will lead PBKS in the new season as the senior Indian opener replacing Mayank Agarwal, who was released by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2023 mega auction. Mayank was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 8.25 crore.

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PBKS spent a record-breaking amount of INR 18.5 Crore to buy the services of England all-rounder Sam Curran. The left-arm fast bowler became the costliest player in the history of IPL auction.

Punjab Kings team for IPL 2023

Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Braid, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Tajde, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Baltej Singh , Shivam Singh, Mohit Rathi, Vidwat Kaverappa, Harpreet Bhatia, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran.

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