Punjab Kings entrusted double responsibility to Jonty Rhodes, will see this work along with fielding coach


Punjab Kings Jonty Rhodes IPL 2022: Punjab Kings fielding coach Jonty Rhodes has taken on the additional responsibility of the team’s batting coach after the departure of Wasim Jaffer. Rhodes is included in the best fielders of all time and he has also scored more than eight thousand runs for South Africa. The 52-year-old former cricketer was present along with head coach Anil Kumble and co-owners during the IPL auction last week.

Rhodes has scored 5935 runs in 245 One Day Internationals and 2532 runs in 52 Tests. Apart from Rhodes, Kumble will work with the spinners while Damien Wright will be the fast bowling coach. Andy Flower, who was the team’s assistant coach last season, has joined the new franchise Lucknow Super Giants as the head coach.

The team of Punjab Kings, which has failed to win the IPL title so far, reached the final in 2014. However, after buying Shikhar Dhawan, Shah Rukh Khan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Odeon Smith, Kagiso Rabada and India U-19 star Raj Bawa in the auction, the team is expected to win the title this time.

Punjab team entered the auction with the highest amount as they retained only Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. The team will soon decide on its captain.

Mayank Agarwal, who has been a consistent performer for the team, led the team last season after Lokesh Rahul was injured. India’s opener Dhawan is a strong contender to become the captain. He is Agarwal’s senior and has been consistently performing well in the IPL. He also led Sunrisers Hyderabad for some time.

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