IPL 2023: Wasim Jaffer, Charl Langeveldt RETURN to Punjab Kings COACHING ROLES, Brad Haddin NAMED Assistant Coach – Check DETAILS

IPL 2023: Punjab Kings batting coach: PBKS Released Players: Former India Test opener Wasim Jaffer has returned to Punjab Kings. After a…

IPL 2023: Wasim Jaffer RETURNS to Punjab Kings as batting coach after year of absence, PBKS Released Players, IPL 2023 Auction LIVE, PBKS Retained Players

IPL 2023: Punjab Kings batting coach: PBKS Released Players: Former India Test opener Wasim Jaffer has returned to Punjab Kings. After a year of absence, he will reclaim the batting coach role at PBKS while former South Africa medium-pacer Charl Langeveldt has returned to the franchise as bowling coach. The South African returned to Punjab Kings for the first-time since 2020. He was largely regarded for nurturing India’s highest wicket-taker in T20 World Cup 2022 Arshdeep Singh in his early days. Follow IPL 2023 Auction LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

The side has gone through an overhaul in both coaching and captaincy. With Trevor Bayliss coming in as the new head coach with Brad Haddin as the assistant coach, Jaffer will provide insights on Indian players. Shikhar Dhawan will lead PBKS in IPL 2023 with Mayank Agarwal released. He quit his coaching role with Odisha Ranji team in July to take up Bangladesh U-19 batting consultant job. He recently toured Pakistan with Bangladesh U-19 squad.

IPL 2023: Wasim Jaffer RETURNS to Punjab Kings as batting coach after year of absence, likely to stay on as Bangladesh U-19 coach, Check Details

PBKS Released Players List: Mayank Agarwal RELEASED, Shahrukh Khan RETAINED, Expensive flop Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan follows former PBKS skipper, Follow IPL 2023 Retention LIVE

IPL 2022 marked the eighth successive season that Punjab Kings failed to make it to the playoffs. The franchise have once again opted for a rebuild with a new coaching staff arriving following the departure of Anil Kumble. Trevor Bayliss comes in, alongside Charles Langveldt and Brad Haddin. Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain, ending Mayank Agarwal’s tenure.

With the team management viewing Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow as their first choice partnership, Agarwal was released. The Karnataka opener was retained for Rs 14 crore ahead of last season, and Punjab Kings could very well look to recoup their investment and focus on other areas of the squad.

IPL 2023: Wasim Jaffer RETURNS to Punjab Kings as batting coach after year of absence, PBKS Released Players, IPL 2023 Auction LIVE, PBKS Retained Players

IPL 2023: Why Punjab Kings RELEASED Mayank Agarwal?

  • Mayank Agarwal was one of the two players retained before the mega auction, costing a whopping Rs 14 crore
  • He was captain last season, but the team and his own form dovetailed in a forgettable campaign.
  • The new coaching staff have already appointed Dhawan as captain.
  • Jonny Bairstow is another opening option the franchise have and are keen to try him out with Dhawan.
  • Mayank has struggled for runs in recent times and was dropped from the Indian test team as well.

IPL 2023: Wasim Jaffer RETURNS to Punjab Kings as batting coach after year of absence, likely to stay on as Bangladesh U-19 coach, Check Details

Alongside Agarwal, other expensive flops like Odean Smith has been shown their way out. Shah Rukh has starred in the domestic circuit which prompted PBKS to splash a whopping 9.0 Cr but was retained on the deadline day. Shahrukh could not do justice to the price tag and had a miserable campaign where he scored just 117 runs in eight matches at a poor strike rate of 108.33.

Odean Smith was also bought for Rs 6 crore but failed to live up to his reputation. In the six games Smith played, he could only manage 51 runs at a strike rate of 115.91. With the ball, he leaked runs at an alarming rate of 11.87. The West Indian recently went unsold in the SA20 Auction as well, and was subsequently released.

PBKS Retained Players: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Arshdeep Singh, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Atharwa Taide, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Baltej Singh.

PBKS Released Players: Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Sharma, Benny Howell, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Prerak Mankad, Writtick Chatterjee, Ishan Porel

IPL 2023: Wasim Jaffer RETURNS to Punjab Kings as batting coach after year of absence, likely to stay on as Bangladesh U-19 coach, Check Details

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