Wednesday, 07 December 2022

Watson to join DC as Assistant Coach

Watson to join DC as Assistant Coach

Shane Watson to join the coaching staff of the DC team for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Head coach Ricky Ponting recommends the former Australia all-rounder, and Cricbuzz understands that signing formalities are the only thing not done.

The 40-year-old Queenslander all-rounder, a two-time IPL winner with Rajasthan Royals RR (2008) and Chennai Super Kings CSK (2018), will be an assistant coach of the side, with a few of them working under Ricky Ponting. Agarkar will be tipped to be another associate coach with Delhi Capitals(DC).

Praveen Amre is Yet another assistant coach, a former India batsman who has been a long-standing member of the franchise's support staff. Team Co-owned by JSW Group and GMR Industries, and the franchise has let go Ajay Ratra and Mohammad Kaif, the assistant coaches from last season.

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The reshuffle of the coaching staff under coach Ponting and captain Rishabh Pant comes when the team is understood to be looking for new ideas. The group, however, seems to be persisting with James Hopes, who has been the bowling coach under Ponting. The team may also appoint a fielding coach, but no candidate has been selected.

Cricbuzz learns that Agarkar, who has played 26 Tests, 191 ODIs, and four T20Is, has agreed to come on board in principle as an assistant coach, but the franchise officials are yet to confirm it.

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Praveen Amre, a former India player, will continue to serve the franchise as one more assistant coach. Former Australia all-rounder James Hopes is another name with which DC persists. James Hopes has been the bowling coach of Delhi Capitals. Meanwhile, as per a report in Cricbuzz, Ricky Ponting, Watson's former Australian teammate and the head coach, has recommended the former all-rounder's name to the franchise officials.

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