IPL 2018: Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra all set to coach RCB

IPL 2018: Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra all set to coach RCB

Former South African star batsman Gary Kirsten and just retired ace-pace Ashish Nehra are roped in by RCB as coaches for the IPL 2018 edition.

IPL 2018: Former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten and former India pacer Ashish Nehra will feature in RCB colours this season.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore have the duo as their batting and bowling coach. The announcement came in yesterday. Additionally, the veterans will also play the role of mentors for the team during the highly competitive IPL 2018 edition.

The head coach of the franchise Daniel Vettori was very optimistic on the acquisition.  In a comment, he shares: “I am glad 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 surely look forward to an amazing season”.

Apart from them, Australia’s Andrew McDonald, who joined the RCB last season, will take care of the bowling talent development and analytics. Meanwhile, Trent Woodhill will handle the fielding department and the Batting Talent Development and Analytics.

The chairman of the team, Amrit Thomas said: “RCB players stand apart from the rest. Surely for their bold and fearless outlook. We are confident that the cricketing expertise that Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra bring to the coaching team led by Daniel Vettori, will help the team play boldly in the new season. We are very thrilled to have them onboard.”