Andy Flower replaces Sunil Joshi, who was recently named as the chairman of the senior men’s national side © Getty
Andy Flower, the former Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batsman, has been named as the assistant coach of Kings XI Punjab, on Saturday (March 7). Flower, who has previously served as the head coach of England, replaces Sunil Joshi – who was recently appointed as the chairman of the senior men’s national side – and will assist Anil Kumble in Kings XI’s new coaching setup.
“I am truly excited to come on board as the assistant coach for Kings XI Punjab and look forward to working with Anil Kumble this edition of the IPL,” Flower said of his appointment. “The team looks great and we have a fantastic line up and top-notch support staff and we can’t wait to show the world what the Shers are capable of. ”
Earlier, KXIP had also announced that former India batsman Wasim Jaffer and former South African internationals Charl Langeveldt and Jonty Rhodes will serve as the batting, bowling and fielding coaches respectively.
Adrian Le Roux, who has previously worked with the Indian national team, has been appointed as the trainer while Prabhakar B and Sankar Rajgopal will work as training assistant and R&D consultant. Andrew Leipus has been named as the team physio, assisted by Abhijit Kar and masseuse Naresh Kumar. Ashish Tuli continues as the team analyst of the side for the 11th consecutive year, while former RCB manager Avinaash Vaidhya comes in as the General Manager of Cricket Operations.
Kumble said, “The team we’ve managed to build is absolutely phenomenal. Each member of our support staff brings in a great deal of experience and insight that will help us reach the goals that we have set for 2020 here at Kings XI Punjab. I’m certain the team will hugely benefit from their collective experiences.”