Former Black Caps coach Mike Hesson to coach IPL side Kings XI Punjab

Former Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has been named the new head coach of Indian Premier League side the Kings XI Punjab.

The 43-year-old coached the Black Caps for six years and led the team to the final of the Cricket World Cup against Australia in 2015 before announcing his departure in June.

He was announced as the head coach of Kings XI this morning. The team finished second bottom last time out.

Hesson replaces Australian Brad Hodge after a poor 2018 season, it is understood that the former New Zealand coach will be able to choose his own coaching staff.

He is just the third Kiwi to coach an IPL side after former Black Caps Daniel Vettori and Stephen Fleming.

Fleming is still in charge of the Chennai Super Kings with Vettori let go as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in August.

NZ Coach Mike Hesson.
Black Caps training session. Tri Series Twenty20 cricket series. Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 15 February 2018. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga /
Former Black Caps coach Mike Hesson. Source: Photosport

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