Led by Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the KXIP team didn’t have a great IPL 2019 season. Winning only 6 league matches, the team finished at the 6th spot on the Points Table.
For the next season, Kings XI Punjab franchise plans to do a complete overhaul of its support staff.
As per reports, head coach Mike Hesson, batting coach Sridharan Sriram, bowling coach Ryan Harris, and fielding coach Craig McMillan have resigned from their respective positions. The franchise has begun its search for new support staff.
On Wednesday, Mike Hesson announced through his twitter handler, “I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Kings XI franchise and wish to thank them for the season I had in charge. Whilst disappointed not to be able to build on the work we did this year, I’m sure success isn’t too far away for them. I wish them all the best for the future.”
— Mike Hesson ONZM (@CoachHesson) August 7, 2019
This followed by the departure of other support staff members. As per reports in New Zealand media, Hesson might look to serve as the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team after PCB fired coach, Mickey Arthur.
In response, the KXIP franchise posted a tweet, wishing Hesson luck for his future endeavors.
Farewell, @CoachHesson Sahab 👋
Good luck for all your future endeavors. ♥
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) August 8, 2019