IPL 2023: Punjab Kings decides not to renew head coach Anil Kumble’s contract
IPL 2023: Anil Kumble’s tenure with the Punjab Kings has come to an end because his contract was not renewed.
According to ESPNCricinfo, the decision made by a board made up of several owners, including the industrialists Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, and Karan Paul, as well as Satish Menon, the CEO of King’s. A new coach currently being sought; they will make an announcement soon. Since Kumble joined the squad in 2020, the franchise has consistently placed in the bottom half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, finishing fifth in 2020 and 2021 when there were eight teams in the league and sixth in 2022 when there were ten.
He was the franchise’s fifth coach to hired, following Mike Hesson (2018), Brad Hodge (2018), and Sanjay Bangar (2014–16). (2019). After his playing days, Kumble coached for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians before joining the Kings, his third IPL team. This was prior to his 2016 one-year appointment as India’s head coach.
Kumble oversaw the team for 42 games, however he was only able to win 18, lose 22, and tie 2. Since 2020, this is any IPL franchise’s second-worst win-loss ratio, with Sunrisers Hyderabad leading the way.
The team has only played in two postseason games, including the 2014 IPL championship.
Despite excellent auction purchases, the side in 2022 suffered from many changes in coaching and captaincy. Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow of England, Kagiso Rabada of South Africa, Shikhar Dhawan of India, and Odean Smith of the West Indies among the players purchased.
Ahead of the auction they had also retained Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh.
Arshdeep’s impressive performances earned him a call-up to the national team, but Agarwal could only muster 196 runs at an average of 16.33, in contrast to his seasons of 2019, 2020, and 2021 (332 runs, 424 runs, and 441 runs).
Punjab has also denied media stories that cited unnamed franchise insiders. As making predictions about Agarwal’s future as the team’s captain. The new head coach, whose hiring will revealed soon, will make the ultimate decision.
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