Kings XI Punjab franchise appoints new bowling coach for IPL 2018

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta co-owned Kings XI Punjab has appointed former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad has their new bowling for the upcoming season.

Prasad, who hails from Karnataka, made his India debut in 1994 and was an integral part of the Indian team till 2001. Forming a potent bowling partnership with fellow Karnataka pacer Javagal Srinath, Prasad picked 96 wickets in 33 Tests and 196 wickets in 161 ODIs.


KXIP mentor Virender Sehwag, who earlier announced Ravichandran Ashwin as their captain, has now announced Venkatesh Prasad as their bowling coach for the IPL 2018 season.

Venkatesh Prasad

Known for his wily change of pace and amazing cutter deliveries, Prasad remained a brilliant ODI bowler throughout his career. He later transitioned to coaching, becoming the bowling coach of the Indian team from 2007-2009 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.


He then performed the role of Chairman of the junior national selection committee for 30 months before resigning from the post recently.

“Venkatesh Prasad, former right-arm medium-fast bowler and ex-chairman of the junior national selection committee (BCCI) comes on board as the teams bowling coach,” Kings XI Punjab said in a statement to PTI.

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