Former Indian batsman Raman is announced as Kings XI assistant coach.
Kings XI Punjab have named former Indian international WV Raman as their new assistant coach ahead of the upcoming IPL season.
Raman will work alongside head coach Darren Lehmann, who is another new acquisition after the Australian joined Kings XI from the now defunct Deccan Chargers.
The Indian coach brings a wealth of domestic experience to his new side after being in charge of Tamil Nadu for four years and he is currently the head coach of Bengal.
Former opener Raman played 11 Test matches and 27 ODIs for India from the late 1980s through until 1997.
Although his return as an international cricketer was nothing particularly special, the 47-year-old’s form in first-class domestic cricket was almost unrivaled.
in the 1988/89 season in India Raman broke a 44 year record held by Rusi Modi by scoring the most runs in a season with 1018.
At Test level the batsman scored 83 on his debut against the West Indies in Chennai and his highest score was just a shy of a century at 96 runs.
Kings XI Chief Operating Officer Avrinder Singh expressed his delight at securing the services of Raman.
“Given his vast experience as an ex-Indian player and his coaching stints over the years, I am certain that he shall bring another dimension to our coaching staff and help our players perform to the best of their abilities,” Singh said on ESPNcricinfo.
Raman’s new side will have their first opportunity to make an impression on the new IPL season when they open their campaign against the Pune Warriors on Sunday 7 April.