Recently after getting retired from international cricket, Ashish Nehra started his new innings in the commentary box that was loved by the Indian fans. It’s time for the Delhi-pacer to explore a new aspect of the post-retirement life.
The Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore have slotted Ashish Nehra in the coaching staff. Along with him, Gary Kirsten will also be joining the franchise while Daniel Vettori will continue serving as the head coach.
Kirsten, who was the coach of India when the men in blue lifted the ODI World Cup in 2011, has previously coached Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. It will be his second stint in the coaching unit in the prestigious league.
Daniel Vettori, Head Coach, Royal Challengers Bangalore, said, “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,” as quoted by CricketNext.
Additionally, the roles of Trent Woodhill and Andrew McDonald have been realigned in the vision of the long-term development of the squad and bringing in fresh talent from across the country. McDonald will handle bowling talent development and analytics.
Player retention in the limelight
The auction for the IPL season 11 is scheduled to be held in the month of January and it’s time for the franchises to build the team again with the newly speculated rules. The teams have been allowed to retain 3 players while they can use the ‘Right to Match’ cards for 2 other players.
For RCB, it’s almost certain that they will retain Virat Kohli along with AB de Villiers. The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is another player who makes a strong case for retention after his staggering performance for the Indian team. It will be interesting to see what the franchise does with Chris Gayle as he has been an integral part of the RCB setup for quite some.