Sanjay Bangar returns to Punjab Kings as head of cricket improvement

Bangar had served as head coach of the franchise for 3 seasons between 2014 and 2016, serving to the Kings make their solely look in an IPL ultimate in that stint.

Sanjay Bangar had beforehand served as head coach of the Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) for 3 seasons between 2014 and 2016. Sportzpics

Former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar on Friday returned to the Punjab Kings (PBKS) as their new head of cricket improvement.

Bangar’s return to the franchise.netes days earlier than the participant public sale for the 2024 IPL takes place in Dubai.

The previous cricketer had served as the pinnacle coach of the franchise for 3 seasons between 2014 and 2016, again once they had been often called Kings XI Punjab. He was promoted to go coach halfway via the 2014 season after initially becoming a member of as assistant coach.

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His stint with Punjab acquired off to a cracking begin with the aspect topping the group within the 2014 version and finally ending runners-up — their solely look in an IPL ultimate so far — after a defeat towards Kolkata Knight Riders within the ultimate.

Punjab, nonetheless, completed on the backside of the eight-team desk within the subsequent two seasons, resulting in the aspect parting methods with Bangar.

“It’s my privilege to be with the Punjab Kings once more,” Bangar acknowledged in a media launch.

Bangar will work in tandem with the workforce’s head coach Trevor Bayliss because the duo will kind the assume tank for the IPL public sale, slated to be held in Dubai on December 19.

“We have now a very good core group of gamers as evidenced by the truth that we now have the bottom variety of participant releases this 12 months. The problem is to present the squad the most effective assist attainable throughout and after the season to make the workforce stronger and ship success,” Bangar mentioned.

Bangar was the Royal Challengers Bangalore batting guide earlier than being named the workforce’s head coach for the following two years.

Punjab Kings have launched 5 gamers, together with Tamil Nadu’s Shahrukh Khan.

With PTI inputs

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