Sunil Joshi Named As PBKS Spin Bowling Coach Ahead of IPL 2023

PBKS Spin Bowling Coach
Sunil Joshi

Punjab Kings who made a historic buy in the IPL 2023 Auction has made another change in their team by naming Sunil Joshi as their new spin-bowling coach for the next season.

PBKS Spin Bowling Coach

Punjab Kings has made noticeable changes ahead of the IPL 2023 season which includes a captaincy change. Ahead of the IPL 2023 Auction, PBKS released Mayank Agarwal and named Shikhar Dhawan as their new captain.

Joshi joins the coaching staff headed by Trevor Bayliss, who replaced Anil Kumble after the previous IPL season.

During the Auction event, Punjab Kings made a whopping bid of INR 18.50 crores to bag Sam Curran which made him the most expensive player in the IPL Auction history.

“We are excited to announce that former Indian left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed as Punjab Kings Spin Bowling Coach. #SherSquad, let’s give him a warm welcome!” PBKS’ statement read.

Position Name
Owners Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Priety Zinta, Karan Paul
CEO Satish Menon
Team manager Avinash Vaidya
Head coach Trevor Bayliss
Assistant coach Brad Haddin
Batting coach Wasim Jaffer
Bowling coach Charl Langeveldt
Spin bowling coach Sunil Joshi
Team Physiotherapist Andrew Leipus

READ: IPL 2023 Squad For All 10 Teams With Their Roles and Price Details

Sunil Joshi Coaching Career

  • Joshi has coached the Hyderabad cricket team and more recently has been a coach for Jammu & Kashmir cricket team.
  • Joshi tasted early success when his Jammu & Kashmir team beat the Ranji giants Mumbai, in the preliminary rounds of 2014–15 Ranji Trophy.
  • Earlier, he had coached his team to the Ranji Trophy Super League Quarter-finals in his debut season as coach from Plate Division.
  • In December 2015, Joshi was named the spin bowling coach of the Oman cricket team ahead of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 played in India in March 2016.
  • In July 2016, Joshi was named as head coach of Assam cricket team next two Ranji Trophy season. He replace his former state teammate Sanath Kumar as the head coach Assam cricket team.
  • In August 2017, Joshi was named as the spin bowling consultant of Bangladesh cricket team.
  • In July 2019, he was appointed as the spin bowling coach of the United States national cricket team on a short-term basis.

Sunil Joshi has played 15 Tests, 69 ODIs and 4 IPL during his cricket career and scored 352 runs in Tests, 584 runs in ODI and 3 runs in IPL. He also bagged 41 wickets in Tests, and 69 wickets in ODI.