IPL 2023: Punjab Kings reappoint Wasim Jaffer as batting coach

IPL 2023: Punjab Kings reappoint Wasim Jaffer as batting coach

The 44-year-old had stepped down as the PBKS batting coach ahead of the IPL 2022 mega-auction earlier this year.

Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer was re-appointed as the batting coach of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season, on Wednesday, November 16.

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The 44-year-old had stepped down as the PBKS batting coach ahead of the IPL 2022 mega-auction earlier this year. He had joined the Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) back in 2019 and had previously worked with the side for three seasons.

Jaffer, who was appointed in the role ahead of the 2020 season under Kumble. But, he stepped down ahead of the mega auction last year. In July 2021, he was appointed chief coach of the Odisha Ranji team following which he took up a role with the Bangladesh U-19 side.

Langeveldt, meanwhile, worked as Punjab's bowling coach during IPL 2020 and was replaced by Damien Wright in 2021. He is also currently the bowling coach of the South African men's team.

Former Australia wicketkeeper-batter Haddin will once again team up with Bayliss. Previously he had worked at Sunrisers Hyderabad in the same role.

Following yet another season in which they failed to make the final four, the Kings have rung in changes. They released nine players at the end of the retention deadline day on November 15. Apart from Agarwal and Odean Smith, none of their other releases were major players in their first XI last season.

The Kings go into the IPL 2023 auction, slated for December 23, with the second-highest purse of INR 32.2 crore.

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