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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

IPL 2018: RCB coaching staff join Ashish Nehra, Gary Kirsten

Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore announced that former India coach Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra have joined their coaching ranks. While both are assigned the role of mentor, Kirsten also batting coach, while Nehra is bowling coach. Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori remains the head coach of the side.

Former India coach Gary Kirsten and recently-retired pacer Ashish Nehra have been named the Royal Challengers Bangalore's batting and bowling coach, respectively, for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.

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Additionally, Kirsten and Nehra will also play the role of mentors for the team during the league. Nehra, on 1 November, retired after India’s T20 match against New Zealand at his homeground, the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.

“I am excited to welcome Gary and Ashish to the coaching team for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both of them bring a wealth of experience in cricket, which the team can learn from immensely. We look forward to an amazing season.” Daniel Vettori is quoted as saying in a press release.

38-year-old Nehra had recently bowed from the sport after an international career spanning nearly 20 years. His last match was a T20 international against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. Gary Kirsten, on the other hand, was India’s coach when the national squad won the ICC World Cup in 2011.

Woodhill has been assigned the new role of batting talent development, analytics and fielding coach. Additionally, during off season the Australian will also serve as the franchise’s head of scouting. McDonald, who was the bowling coach earlier, will now be in charge of bowling talent development and analytics

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