New Delhi: Former India Test opener Wasim Jaffer has returned to the Punjab Kings. A year later, he would take up the role of batting coach at Punjab Kings. The team has gone through a lot of changes in both coaching and captaincy. Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the new head coach and Brad Haddin as the assistant coach. Shikhar Dhawan will lead PBKS in IPL 2023, Mayank Agarwal has been released.
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Jaffer had earlier quit coaching the Odisha Ranji team in July to become the Bangladesh U-19 batting consultant. He recently toured Pakistan with the Bangladesh Under-19 team. Jaffer scored 616 runs in 23 T20 matches. He played his last T20 in March 2012. The Mumbai batsman could only manage 13 runs in the semi-final against Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match. This was his last T20 match.
Poor performance of Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings failed to make it to the playoffs for the eighth time in IPL 2022. The team management has prepared Shikhar Dhawan and Johnny Bairstow as the first partnership. Mayank Agarwal was one of the two players retained ahead of the mega auction, which cost Rs 14 crore.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) November 16, 2022
He was the captain last season but could not live up to the expectations of the team. Mayank has been out of form in recent times. He was also dropped from the Indian Test team.
batsmen could not live up to
Mayank Agarwal as well as expensive players like Odion Smith have been shown the way out. Odion Smith was bought for Rs 6 crore but he could not live up to it. Smith could only manage 51 runs in the six matches he played at a strike rate of 115.91.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) November 15, 2022
Retained players from Punjab Kings:
Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Arshdeep Singh, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shah Rukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Tayde, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Baltej Singh .
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Players released from PBKS:
Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Sharma, Benny Howell, Odion Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Prerak Mankad, Hrithik Chatterjee, Ishan Porel.
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