Venkatesh Prasad
Venkatesh Prasad

We are just about a month away from the start of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League. All teams are gearing up for the tournament. Most of the franchises have appointed their skippers. Meanwhile, Kings XI, Punjab has appointed Ravichandran Ashwin as their skipper. Nawab of Najafgarh, Virender Sehwag will be their mentor cum director. They have also announced their coaching staffs. The team management is looking to make sure that the franchise enters the tournament fully prepared and bag their maiden

Punjab made a total change of their squad in the auctions retaining only Axar Patel. The franchise has brought some big names in the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul. Punjab will look to make a total turnaround in this edition and hope of winning their maiden title.

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Ravichandran Ashwin to link-up with Axar Patel for KXIP. Photo Credit: AFP.

Former Team India bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad has been appointed as the bowling coach of Kings XI Punjab. The announcement comes only a couple of days after he resigned from the post of the junior national selection panel. In response to the statement, the franchise released a statement which read:

IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab Announce their Support Staffs

“Venkatesh Prasad, former right-arm medium-fast bowler and ex-chairman of the junior national selection committee (BCCI) comes on board as the team’s bowling coach,” the statement read.

Meanwhile former Aussie middle order batsmen Brad Hodge was appointed as the head coach of the Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming three seasons of the tournament. He will surely look to turn their fortunes this time around.

“The team we’ve managed to get together is absolutely phenomenal. Each member of our coaching staff brings bundles of experience and insight that will help us reach the perfection we strive for here at Kings XI. It’s a truly exciting prospect,” delighted Hodge was quoted as saying by mid-day.

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Virender Sehwag is expecting big from the upcoming edition of IPL. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

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