Hoping Dhawan-Bayliss duo will help us win maiden title: Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia ahead of IPL 2023 mini-auction


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The mini-auction for IPL 2023 is just over a month ahead and the buzz over the same is already getting intense. Franchises have started finalizing their strategy for the highly anticipated event and a few even traded their previous bets hoping to get better and reasonable deals ahead of the mini-auction day.

Meanwhile, Punjab Kings has made a couple of notable changes in their squad and coaching staff following consistent poor performances in the IPL. While Shikh ar Dhawan replaced Mayank Agarwal as the skipper, Australian cricketer Trevor Bayliss will don the head coach cap during IPL 2023. 

Notably, former India leg spinner Anil Kumble and most of his coaching staff were sacked ahead of the fresh season. In a fresh development, Punjab Kings co-owner, Ness Wadia has bestowed his faith on new appointees and recently claimed that he is expecting the new changes at the helm of affairs to bring significant results in the upcoming season.

"The expectation from them is to take us to the top four and then hopefully win the Cup. Dhawan and Trevor’s rich experience and knowledge should help us. 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 expecting it will culminate into results that Punjab need and deserve," Wadia said as quoted in a PTI report.

Wadia further highlighted that his team needs to be more consistent in the competition as consistency plays a big role in extracting better results.

"Consistency is very important. We lacked that in past, so I would urge our squad to show some character and that too with consistency. Then only we will be able to get desired results," added Wadia. 

He further admitted that the franchise did not have luck in their favour on their side and its one of the important ingredients to taste success.

"It is not frustrating. Failure brings a lot of learning and we have had been millimeters away in the past and it involves a little bit of luck as well, and that has not gone our way in recent times," Wadia said.

"We will try and keep the core group the same as much as possible. We have to make sure we do a correct analysis of what is required to take the team forward. It is a work in progress," he added.  


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