Punjab Kings: Punjab Kings are busy with their preparations ahead of the next season of IPL. The team has high expectations on captain Shikhar Dhawan and head coach Tver Baylis.
Preparations for IPL 2023 are going on in full swing. Punjab Kings are in the lead in this. The team has already changed the captain and coaches. This time Shikhar Dhawan was announced as the captain for 2023. Trevor Bayliss was appointed head coach at the same time. Earlier the captaincy of the team in the 2022 season was held by Mayank Agarwal. Punjab Kings were 6th in the points table last year. This time the team will enter the field with the intention of winning the title.
Punjab has yet to win a title.
Punjab Kings have not won a single IPL title till now. The team last reached the finals in 2014. The team did not even make the playoffs in the last eight seasons after that. This time the co-owner of the team, Wadia, is fully hopeful of victory.
Punjab Kings are hoping for success from their new partners. It includes captain Shikhar Dhawan and two-time title-winning coach Trevor Bayliss of Chennai Super Kings. Bayliss also coached England’s World Cup winning team in 2019. Anil Kumble was previously the coach of Punjab Kings.
Talking about the team, Wadia said, “We want them to take us to the playoffs and win the title. We should get the experience of Dhawan and Trevor’ he said.
Regarding giving the list of 15 players in the team, he said, “There are no changes in our core team. Our effort is to keep it that way. We think the analysis is also right. And let’s see what success Punjab Kings will achieve this time,’ he said.