Pune Warriors India is a franchise cricket team that plays in the Indian Premier League
(IPL) representing the city of Pune
. This team from Pune, alongside the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, was one of two new franchisees added to the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the 2011 season. During the 2010 IPL auction for two new teams, Subrata Roy of Sahara Group bought the Pune IPL team for 1,702 crore. The Videocon Group lost the bid for the Pune IPL Team. For the 2011 season of IPL the PWI had their home ground at DY Patil Stadium
Owners of Pune Warriors India
Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, for the Pune franchise, on March 2010, made a winning bid of $370 millions. The bid is the highest bid by any company in the short history of IPL. The official sponsor of the team is TVS Motor and the franchisee has also aigned Adidas as their official apparel sponsor. The other sponsors include Royal Challenge, Pepsi, Playup(mobile gaming partner), Amity University, Finolex, Valvoline.
Team Name and Logo
The team colour and logo have a spear-wielding warrior riding a stallion with the name of the team next to it. The team colour is black and the name of was kept was Sahara Pune Warriors which was later changed to Pune Warriors India.
Batsmen of Pune Warriors
Batting Coach - Praveen Amre
Bowling coach - Allan Donald
Mental Conditioning Coach - Paddy Upton
Fitness Trainer - Steve Smith
Performance Analyst - M.S. Unni Krishnan