Punjab Kings appoints Trevor Bayliss as head coach


The 59-year-old Bayliss, who guided Kolkata Knight Riders to title successes in the 2012 and 2014 IPL seasons and was at the helm when New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title in 2013-14, will take charge of the side after legendary India spinner Anil Kumble decided to part ways with Punjab Kings after a three-year stint.Punjab Kings said in a statement on Friday that, “Bayliss brings his experience of winning the 2019 World Cup with England, 2 IPL titles and a BBL (Big Bash League) title with the Sydney Sixers.”Commenting on his new role, Bayliss, said, “I’m honoured to be given the Head Coach’s role with the Punjab Kings. A foundation franchise with an appetite for success. I look forward to working with a talented squad of players determined to compete for silverware.”Punjab Kings had parted ways with Kumble late last month after a three-year stint and had reportedly approached among others former England white-ball skipper Eion Morgan and Bayliss for the role.Kumble was appointed as chief coach ahead of the 2020 season and was in charge of the team for the next three editions.