We're thrilled to share that our former coach, Sanjay Bangar, who previously served as the Head Coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, has returned to us as the Head of Cricket Development. 

Sanjay joined us in 2014 as an Assistant Coach and quickly moved up to the Head Coach role in the same season. Under his guidance, we reached our first-ever final in the IPL that year. With an impressive coaching career, Bangar notably contributed as India's batting coach for five years, overseeing their historic Test series win in Australia in 2018-19. 

He also coached Royal Challengers Bangalore for the last three seasons. Expressing his happiness, Sanjay Bangar said, "It’s my privilege to be with the Punjab Kings again. We have a good core of players, as evidenced by the fact that we have the lowest number of player releases this year. The challenge is to give the squad the best support possible during and after the season to make the team stronger and deliver success.“ 

Our CEO, Satish Menon, shared his excitement stating, “Sanjay is an experienced coach and has great credentials. Over the season and beyond, we will leverage his ability to build relationships across the squad.” 

We extend our best wishes to Sanjay for his upcoming stint with us, commencing with the IPL Auctions in Dubai on December 19th, 2023.