Meet the two newcomers in RCB side for IPL 2018 season
Who are the two newcomers in the side?
Updated - Jan 4, 2018 10:47 am
Former Indian and Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten is the latest to be appointed as the coach for the Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore. The side which is most likely to be led by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the 11th edition of the IPL will be headed by the South African veteran. RCB have made key changes to their backroom staff ahead of the mega IPL auction that is scheduled on the 27th and 28th of January.
It will Kirsten’s second stint as a coach for an IPL side after handling at the top of the realm for Delhi Daredevils. However, his three-year contract with Delhi was cut short to a year by the franchise, who then went on to make Rahul Dravid their head coach. The 50-year-old is currently in Australia coaching the Big Bash side Hobart Hurricanes.
Recently retired pacer to be part of the board
Alongside Kirsten, former Indian left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra will become a part of the franchise. The vision of the IPL side is on the end of long-term development of the squad. Further, the Bengaluru-based franchise would be looking to bring in fresh talent from across the country. Despite boasting a line of superstars, RCB are yet to win IPL, with them reaching the finals thrice in the ten seasons.
The franchise has also realigned the roles of Trent Woodhill and Andrew McDonald. The Australian all-rounder joined the franchise last season, will handle the bowling talent development and analytics. RCB would be looking to lock the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the former South African skipper AB de Villiers to the franchise, while they would look to add on bowlers.
It has always been the bowling department which has proved to be a disaster for the franchise. However, in the recent years with the inclusion of the Haryana leggie Yuzvendra Chahal. It is yet to see how the franchise goes aboard at the auctions.
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