Kings XI Punjab has signed former Australian pacer and former KXIP player Ryan Harris as their bowling coach for the next season of Indian Premier League (IPL).
Harris replaces Venkatesh Prasad, who was part of the coaching unit last season from the beginning.
KXIP is eager for good results in the upcoming season. They had started well in the last season but still couldn't make it to the top four after a dramatic second half of the season.
Apart from Harris, KXIP has also roped in Craig McMillan as fielding mentor. They have got a new physio as well, Brett Harrop.
The R Ashwin led side has a new batting coach, Sridharan Sriram and Prasanna Raman (high-performance coach). The franchise had already announced Mike Hesson as the head coach.
"Having quality coaches like Harris and McMillan will be a great asset to the team. They have both performed as players on the big stage and have made the transition into quality coaches. They will be excellent additions to the coaching team," Hesson said on new appointments.
KXIP removed Brad Hodge as their head coach despite a three-year contract from 2018. Even Virender Sehwag, Mentor, and Head of Cricket Operations also parted ways with the franchise.
Too many chopping and changes in the side by KXIP. They have released Yuvraj Singh and their only retained player Akshar Patel for the next auction which will take place on December 18 in Jaipur.