IPL: Kings XI Punjab named Anil Kumble as Head Coach
Anil Kumble has been named Kings XI Punjab‘s head coach in Indian Premier League for upcoming season of 2020. Leg spinner’s appointment comes on the back of Mike Hesson’s exit from the job halfway into his two-year contract with the franchise. KXIP finished sixth in 2019 IPL.
Mike Hesson coached KXIP in the last IPL’s season. Kumble will be their fifth coach in last five years. He was involved as a player and captain in IPL from 2008 with Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise and was appointed RCB’s mentor before joining Mumbai Indian for the same role.
The 48-year-old has also served as India’s head coach but this will be his first coaching role with a IPL team.