IPL 2014 news January 23, 2014

Bangar named Kings XI assistant coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former India allrounder Sanjay Bangar was named the assistant coach of the King's XI Punjab team ahead of the 2014 season of the IPL. Bangar retired from first-class cricket in 2013 and has since coached India A. He has previously been part of the Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders set-up as a player and of Kochi Tuskers as batting coach.

"It will be interesting to have a new team this year and a great challenge and opportunity to train some of the young and inspiring cricketers," Bangar said. "I am looking forward to working with the team and am sure they will please the fans in season 7 with their exceptional performance."

Bangar, who played 12 Tests and 15 ODIs between 2001 and 2004, scored 8349 runs in first-class cricket and picked up 300 wickets.

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  • Dummy4 on January 27, 2014, 19:29 GMT

    Punjab should target NZ players as they showed in CLT20 what they can do in familiar pitch like mohali

  • Android on January 23, 2014, 16:09 GMT

    Nice to see Sanjay Bangar getting his chances now as a Coach. He din't have lot of selection luck as a player but nice to see him getting coaching job of Kings XI. I hope he buys some awesome players & gets Punjab their 1st Trophy...

  • Dummy4 on January 23, 2014, 15:45 GMT

    yaa its good,use joker card to buy bck shaun marsh.buy players of small prices and mid pricces,let high end player go.we r representing punjab not a single player so plus young punjabi players r grt and in bowlers back indian ranji bowlers

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