IPL 2018: Gary Kirsten, Ashish Nehra Join RCB Coaching Team
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.
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.
Former coach of the world cup winning Indian cricket team, Kirsten signed the contract last week and it will be his second stint with an IPL team after he had coached the Delhi Daredevils in 2015.
RCB has retained former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori, who has been at the helm since 2014, as the head coach.
With the IPL auctions slated for 27 and 28 January, RCB has realigned the roles of Trent Woodhill and Andrew McDonald.
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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