Kolkata Knight Riders have just revamped their support staff panel with two high profile inclusions ahead of the IPL Auctions to be held in Kolkata later this year. In an announcement yesterday, the easter team in Indian Premier League announced that it has appointed former Australian batsman David Hussey as the chief mentor. The announcement also included the name of former New Zealand pacer Kyle Mills as the bowling coach for KKR.
This announcement comes after the inclusion of Brandon McCullum as the head coach just over a week ago. More such news and tips related to cricket can be found at betrallyindia.com/cricket.
“It’s great to welcome David Hussey and Kyle Mills to the Knight Riders Family,” Venky Mysore, CEO and MD of KKR said, “They bring a wealth of experience as professionals and are terrific individuals. We are confident that their contribution as part of the think tank of KKR, and to the KKR academy, will be invaluable.”
David Hussey, one of the most prominent T20 batsman of all times, has played over 300 T20 matches for various teams in various leagues across the globe along with representing Australia across formats. He was also a part of Kolkata Knight Riders as a player from 2008-10 seasons.
Kyle Mills, the newly appointed KKR bowling coach, has played 170 ODIs and 42 T20 internationals for black caps.
Kolkata Knight Riders haven’t had best of IPL lately. Though they had their highs after 2 title wins in 2012 and 2014 under the captainship of Gautam Gambhir. This is a desperate effort from the team management to revamp the support staff and instill some aggression before another IPL season gets underway.
Dinesh Karthik was appointed the KKR captain last season and he hasn’t been able to impress the fans as well team owners from his own performance and leadership skills. The management would be hopeful of a turnaround this time with some of the new probable faces that we might see at the auctions later this year.