Former New Zealand captain, Stephen Fleming has been named the coach of the new Pune-bases vivo IPL franchise for the next two seasons.

"I warmly welcome Stephen Fleming as the chief coach," Sanjiv Goenka, chairman of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group said in a statement.

"He has been remarkably successful as a player in the international arena and I firmly believe that his technical knowhow, perseverance and organisation skills will work wonders for our team. I have tremendous faith in his leadership ability and believe that it would have a positive impact on our team members," Goenka said.

Fleming will team up with MS Dhoni, who was one of the five players picked by the Pune franchise in the IPL draft. The other players picked by the franchise are R Ashwin, Faf du Plessis, Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith.