Its been a decade since Indian Premier League was kicked off but in the last 12 seasons Kings XI Punjab is still due to have a taste of their maiden IPL trophy win.
Kings XI were coached by Mike Hesson, the former New Zealand men's coach, last season, and Kumble's appointment makes it five coaches in five seasons for the team.
"Kumble will decide who all players will stay and who all will be released". He comes with a lot of experience in the IPL, having worked with two other franchises in the past, and also with the Indian team. He started out as a player - and later captain - with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2008.
He had also joined Mumbai Indians in 2013 as a mentor before quitting in 2015. He then joined the Indian team as the chief coach but it ended acrimoniously in 2017 after his relationship with skipper Virat Kohli became "untenable". Kumble will also work as the head coach. So far the best season of KXIP came in 2014 when they reached finals but it was KKR who stopped them from crossing the finishing line.
Nearly a couple of years after signing off as the Team India coach in acrimonious circumstances following a rift with skipper Virat Kohli - India's leg-spin great Anil Kumble is set to return to coaching. Cricket legends Courtney Walsh and Jonty Rhodes could be announced as the bowling and fielding coaches of the team respectively.
KXIP have been looking for their first IPL title since its inception and are only one of the few sides to continuously fall short of that target.