Sridhar appointed fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab

New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Saturday appointed former Hyderabad Ranji left-arm spinner R Sridhar as their fielding coach. Sridhar has played 22 years of top flight cricket for Hyderabad. He started his coaching career in 2001 and served as assistant coach of India Under-19 team in 2014 World Cup.

Commenting on the announcement, Promoters of Kings XI Punjab said, "We are pleased to appoint R Sridhar as the fielding coach of the squad. He is a seasoned player whose contribution will add immense value to the squad. We are sure that he will prepare & encourage players to recognize and play to their strengths which will translate well for the team."

"I am honoured to be a part of KXIP and would like to thank the franchisee for entrusting me with the opportunity to coach one of the most balanced team in IPL season 7. The squad constitutes of young, talented and experienced players and I am looking forward to working with them to make success in the upcoming IPL season" Sridhar said.

Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar said, "On behalf of the team, I would like to welcome R Sridhar to KXIP. Sridhar has been a tremendous player and I am certain that together by setting in the right techniques, we will be able to coach the team to play some great cricket this season."