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.