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Punjab Kings selected Sunil Joshi as their spin-bowling coach


Before the IPL 2023 season, Sunil Joshi has rejoined Punjab Kings, this time as the team’s spin-bowling coach.

Joshi, a senior national men’s selector until recently, had worked for Kings as head coach Anil Kumble’s assistant. However, after being given the role in late 2019, he left to join the selection panel in early 2020. He has previously played for Royal Challengers Bangalore during the competition’s first seasons in 2008 and 2009.

He will become a member of the Kings support team, which is now led by Trevor Bayliss, who took over for Kumble following the 2022 season, during which Kings finished sixth out of ten teams. In a thorough reorganization of the coaching staff, Wasim Jaffer has been reinstated as the team’s batting coach as well as Charl Langeveldt as the bowling coach.

Shikhar Dhawan has been promoted to captain, and there has also been a change at the top of the playing group with the release of Mayank Agarwal before to the most recent auction. After that, Sunrisers Hyderabad purchased Agarwal.

Before being hired by the former Kings XI Punjab in 2019, Joshi was the spin-bowling coach of the Bangladesh national men’s team. Joshi became India’s chairman of selectors in 2020 and held the position until Chetan Sharma succeeded him in 2022, though he remained on the committee until after the men’s T20 World Cup.

Joshi, a mainstay of Indian domestic team Karnataka in the 1990s and 2000s, participated in 160 first-class games, 163 List A games, and 15 T20 matches during his playing career. Between 1996 and 2001, he played for India in 15 Tests and 69 One-Day Internationals (ODIs), taking 110 wickets with his left-arm spin in those two competitions while also scoring 936 runs.

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