Brendon McCullum returns to Kolkata Knight Riders, this time as Head Coach – CricketTimes.com

For the following 12 months’s version, two-times Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have named former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum as their head trainer, a task that used to be previous occupied by means of mythical South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

Prior to now, McCullum performed for the franchise from 2008 to 2010 and re-joined within the 2012-13 season. He used to be a part of the KKR facet, which received their first IPL name in 2012.

Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum

Within the first season of the IPL in 2008, McCullum gave the match a great get started as he smashed an unbeaten 158 for KKR within the inaugural fit in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

“It’s a perfect honour to take in this accountability,” mentioned McCullum, who not too long ago introduced his retirement as a participant. The Knight Rider franchises in IPL & CPL have turn out to be iconic and feature set the usual in franchise cricket. We have now unbelievable squads in each KKR & TKR and I along side the reinforce personnel can be taking a look to construct at the successes each franchises have loved,” he added.

KKR’s CEO, Venky Mysore mentioned: “Brendon has been an integral a part of the Knight Riders circle of relatives for a very long time. His management qualities, honesty, certain and competitive taste, blended along with his herbal skill to deliver the most efficient out of the groups he has been a part of, makes him ideally fitted to steer KKR and TKR as head trainer.”

KKR have additionally severed ties with Simon Katich who used to be the assistant trainer however a substitute for him is but to be introduced.

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