With the mega Indian Premier League (IPL) auction slated for January 27 and 28, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team management on Monday confirmed their coaching staff led by head coach Daniel Vettori, who has been with the side since 2014.
India’s 2011 World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten, signed on the dotted line last week. This will be Kirsten’s second stint in the IPL after his three-year contract was cut short to a year by Delhi Daredevils in 2015. The 50-year-old is currently in Australia coaching the Big Bash side Hobart Hurricanes.
Also, recently-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra, has been roped in as the bowling coach by RCB.
With the vision of the long-term development of the squad and bringing in fresh talent from domestic cricket, the franchise has realigned the roles of Trent Woodhill and Andrew McDonald.
RCB coaching team:
Daniel Vettori: Head coach; Gary Kirsten: Mentor and batting coach; Ashish Nehra: Mentor and bowling coach, Trent Woodhill: Batting talent development and analytics & fielding coach; Head of scouting (off-season); Andrew McDonald: Bowling talent development and analytics.