IPL news January 31, 2013

Lehmann appointed Kings XI Punjab coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former Australia batsman Darren Lehmann has been appointed the new coach of the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. Lehmann has previously coached the now defunct franchise Deccan Chargers, and had played for Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural edition in 2008. He replaces Adam Gilchrist, who was the coach and captain of the Punjab side in the 2012 season.

"I'm geared up for the challenges it brings and will always encourage our team to be an entertaining and aggressive brand that people love to watch and associate with," Lehmann said. "I'm also looking forward to working with Adam Gilchrist again and help all the players grow on and off the field."

Lehmann also coaches Australia's state side Queensland, and the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

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  • Rama Gopal on February 1, 2013, 3:43 GMT

    definitely gilly behind this appointment. Gilly was captain of DC when Darren became coach and now when he is in Kings11 no suprise he wanted Darren to join him.

  • gurinder on January 31, 2013, 16:54 GMT

    good news for kings 11, but adam should retire now as he is washed up and occupy space without any output, hussey will again lead from front

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