[caption id="attachment_773628" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Ryan-Harris-Getty.jpeg"><img class="size-full wp-image-773628" alt="Ryan Harris has previously plied his trade for Kings XI Punjab. @ Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Ryan-Harris-Getty.jpeg" width="628" height="385" /></a> Ryan Harris has previously plied his trade for Kings XI Punjab. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl">Indian Premier League </a>(IPL) franchise <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kings-xi-punjab">Kings XI Punjab</a> on Wednesday announced former Australia pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ryan-harris/">Ryan Harris</a> as their new bowling coach. Harris fills in the position left vacant by ex-India pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/venkatesh-prasad/">Venkatesh Prasad</a>, who was appointed for the 2018 edition. <p></p> <p></p>KXIP, who finished seventh this year, have made wholesome changes ahead of the 2019 edition with as many as 11 players (nine Indians, two overseas) released from their contracts. During the transfer season, KXIP traded Australian all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/marcus-stoinis/">Marcus Stoinis</a> for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mandeep-singh/">Mandeep Singh</a> with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/royal-challengers-bangalore">Royal Challengers Bangalore</a> (RCB). <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-auction-2019-full-list-of-players-retained-and-released-for-season-12-765911">IPL Auction 2019: Full list of players retained and released for Season 12</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Former New Zealand coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mike-hesson">Mike Hesson</a>, who was appointed coach replacing the incumbent <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/brad-hodge/">Brad Hodge</a> has now brought his own team to gear up for the IPL Auction which will be held at Jaipur on December 18. Former New Zealand batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/craig-mcmillan/">Craig McMillan</a> has been roped in as the fielding coach while Sridharan Sriram and Prasanna Raman have been appointed the fielding coach and high-performance coach respectively. Brett Harrop will be the physio. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-auction-full-details-of-salary-cap-available-for-each-of-eight-ipl-franchises-773000">IPL 2019 Auction: Full details of salary cap available for each of eight IPL franchises </a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Having quality coaches like Harris and McMillan will be a great asset to the team. They have both performed as players on the big stage and have made the transition into quality coaches. They will be excellent additions to the coaching team," coach Hesson said on the new appointments.