After long 8 years with the franchise as a player and then as coach Daniel Vettori is bidding goodbye with the Bengaluru based IPL franchise, Royal Challengers Banglore. This comes after the appointment of former South African opener Gary Kirsten as team’s Head Coach and Mentor. Kirsten was team’s batting coach last season.
Commenting on his appointment, Kirsten said: “I had the privilege of coaching with the RCB team last season under head coach Daniel Vettori and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I look forward to continuing the journey with RCB and doing my best to help the franchise reach its potential. I want to thank the team management for considering me in a leadership position with the franchise and I look forward to a successful few years.”
With a new coach, we should expect more changes in the RCB squad. RCB, in general, is heavily dependant on their batting and their problem areas mostly are related to the bowling unit. Kirsten’s first task will be to reassess the current lot and fix the persisting issues with the squad strength.