Punjab Kings have named Trevor Bayliss as their head coach for the next season of the Indian Premier League, the franchise announced on Friday (September 16).
The 59-year-old will replace Anil Kumble after the former India cricketer's contract was not renewed by Punjab following a poor string of performances by the side under his guidance. Under Kumble, they failed to progress to the IPL play-offs three consecutive times.
"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," Bayliss said in a statement issued by the franchise.
Bayliss will bring in his experience of winning the 2019 50-over World Cup with England, two IPL titles with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 and 2014, besides a BBL title with the Sydney Sixers.
Bayliss was also the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2020 and 2021 IPL seasons.
(With inputs from PTI)