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Indian Premier League: Punjab Kings co-owner Nes Wadia expects the team to do well under the Bukkry.com”>New leadership of Shikhar Dhawan and coach Trevor Bayliss.
Shikhar Dhawan in action for Punjab Kings in IPL 2022. (Courtesy: PTI)
By India Today Web Desk: Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia hopes to enter the playoff stages of the Indian Premier League under the Bukkry.com”>New leadership group. The franchise announced ahead of the 2023 season of the tournament that they will be changing their captain and coach and announced Shikhar Dhawan and Trevor Bayliss.
Since IPL’s inaugural season in 2008, Punjab have made the final only once back in 2014. The team has been marred with several issues in the recent past such as lack of consistency and a strong Indian core.
“The expectation from them is to take us to top four and then hopefully win the Cup. Dhawan and Trevor’s rich experience and knowledge should help us,” Wadia was quoted as saying by PTI.
“It is a good combination. Trevor comes with a good track record with England and in the IPL. With all their experience combined, we are hoping it will culminate into results that Punjab need and deserve,” said Wadia.
The co-owner said the team has to find a way to be more consistent.
“It is not frustrating (the team’s below par performances). It is a lot of learning. We have been millimetres away in the past and it involves little bit of luck as well and that has not gone our way in recent times. Consistency plays a big role. We surely need to be more consistent.”
Ahead of the player retention deadline on November 15, Wadia added that they will try to keep the core group same.
“We will try and keep the core group same as much as possible. We have to make sure we do correct analysis of what is required to take the team forward. It is a work in progress.”
He also said the franchise is evaluating its participation in the Women’s IPL, the first edition of which will be held in March.
“Women’s cricket has done phenomenally well and a good example of that is pay parity (that BCCI introduced recently). WIPL will grow from strength to strength and we are evaluating to be a part of it,” he added.