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Ashish Nehra joins Gary Kirsten in Royal Challengers Bangalore coaching leadership team

Ashish Nehra will be a part of the Gary Kirsten-led coaching leadership team at the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore.

cricket Updated: Sep 05, 2018 13:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ashish Nehra,Gary Kirsten,Royal Challengers Bangalore
Ashish Nehra in conversation with Virat Kohli (L) and AB De Villiers.(IPL)

Ashish Nehra, who was the bowling coach last year, will now be a part of the Gary Kirsten-led coaching leadership team at the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Sanjeev Churiwala, Chairman, Royal Challengers Bangalore said: “We are very happy to have Ashish Nehra join RCB as part of the coaching leadership team. Ashish and Gary will partner the Captain to help the team deliver better performance.”

Last season was not a happy outing for RCB as they finished sixth in the group stages with 12 points from 14 matches. However, they have decided to keep Nehra in the fold for the next edition.

READ: Royal Challengers Bangalore appoint Gary Kirsten as coach and mentor

Ashish Nehra, on his appointment as RCB’s coach said, “I had the privilege to join the coaching team of RCB last season and feel very passionately about the team. I want to thank the team management for considering me in a leadership position with the franchise and look forward for the successful seasons ahead.”

Earlier, RCB appointed former Team India coach Gary Kirsten as their new coach and mentor. Kirsten, who led India to the 2011 ICC World Cup title, had joined the franchise as the batting coach ahead of IPL 2018.

First Published: Sep 05, 2018 13:32 IST