Punjab Kings have reportedly made the decision to not go ahead with Anil Kumble as the head coach and director of the team in the next IPL season and they are now looking for the other contenders to fill the spot which will be vacant in September this year.
Anil Kumble was put at helm at Punjab Kings with huge expectations and was given a 3-year contract as well, but despite the franchise backing him for three back to back seasons, the former Indian captain couldn’t deliver the results and Punjab Kings couldn’t qualify to the IPL playoffs even once in three seasons with Kumble in charge.
There was a mega auction before the last IPL and Punjab Kings made mass recruitment there, securing the services of most of the players they wanted, but the results still remained more or less the same and it has been reported by Cricbuzz that the franchise owners have now made up their mind to make a change in the coaching set-up.
Punjab Kings set to have a new coach in IPL 2023
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Eoin Morgan’s name is doing the rounds as a possible replacement for Anil Kumble
One of the surprising names that is doing the rounds as a possible replacement of Kumble for the head coach position at Punjab Kings is the former England captain Eoin Morgan who has retired from international cricket only a couple of months back.
Punjab Kings set to have a new coach in IPL 2023, they have approached Eoin Morgan, Trevor Bayliss and one former India coach. (Source – Cricbuzz)Advertisement
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The reason why Morgan’s name for the head coach position is surprising is because he is still active as a player in the leagues around the world. The left hander is currently captaining London Spirit in The Hundred tournament in England and has signed up to play in the CSA T20 league as well, although no team has signed him in the CSA T20 league yet.
Eoin Morgan has made a name for himself in white ball cricket for the way he completely changed England’s style of playing ODIs and T20Is after the 2015 ODI World Cup debacle.