“We are excited to announce that former Indian left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed as Punjab Kings’ spin bowling coach,” mentioned the franchise on its Twitter account.
We’re excited to announce that former Indian left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed as Punjab Kings Spin… https://t.co/4fDDkM7AjR
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) 1673865261000
Joshi was extra lately a member of the India senior males’s choice committee, the place he was initially the chairman in March 2020, earlier than Chetan Sharma changed him within the five-member panel. He was on the committee until a brand new panel was appointed by the BCCI in January 2023.
Joshi represented India in 15 Checks and 69 ODIs from 1996 to 2001, choosing 41 and 69 wickets respectively. He additionally represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as a participant within the 2008 and 2009 seasons of the IPL.
As a coach, Joshi has coached Hyderabad, Jammu & Kashmir, and Assam senior males’s groups within the Ranji Trophy. He had additionally beforehand labored because the spin-bowling coach of Oman, Bangladesh and america of America males’s groups too.
Earlier, in November 2022, Punjab roped in former India opener Wasim Jaffer as their batting coach and ex-South Africa fast-bowler Charl Langeveldt because the bowling coach. In addition they introduced in former Australia wicketkeeper-batter Brad Haddin because the assistant coach.
In September 2022, they appointed England’s 2019 ODI World Cup successful coach Trevor Bayliss as their head coach, after former India head coach Anil Kumble’s contract was not renewed.
Punjab additionally made veteran left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan the captain of the group for IPL 2023 after releasing their 2022 season skipper Mayank Agarwal, who was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in Participant Public sale at Kochi in December final yr.
Punjab, the IPL 2014 runners-up, completed sixth on the factors desk within the ten-team IPL 2022 and missed out on the playoffs regardless of having an ultra-attacking batting line-up.
(With IANS Inputs)