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KKR Coach 2021


YearKKR Coach
2008-09John Buchanan
2010-11Dav Whatmore
2012-15Trevor Bayliss
2016-19Jacques Kallis
2020-PresentBrendon McCullum


Table of Contents


  1. KKR 2021 Head Coach
  2. KKR 2021 Batting Coach
  3. KKR 2021 Bowling Coach
  4. KKR 2021 Fielding Coach
  5. Other Support Staff for KKR 2021


KKR 2021 Head Coach


Former Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum is the head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders. McCullum represented five teams in the IPL. He started with KKR before playing for the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, the Chennai Super Kings Team, the Gujarat Lions, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. 


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McCullum had scored an unbeaten 158* in the first-ever IPL match. This inning still holds the record for the highest score by any batsman on his IPL debut. McCullum had even been KKR’s captain in 2009.


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KKR 2021 Batting Coach


The Kolkata Knight Riders Team does not have a specific batting coach. However, one can assume Brendon McCullum would be helping out the KKR batsmen in the nets. McCullum is one of the most successful batsmen in Kiwi cricket history. 


Besides, former Australian all-rounder David Hussey is the mentor of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Even Hussey has much T20 experience under his belt. Abhishek Nayar is present in the coaching staff as the assistant coach. 


KKR 2021 Bowling Coach


The Kolkata Knight Riders have former Kiwi speedster Kyle Mills as their bowling coach. Mills never played an IPL match during his active days. But he represented New Zealand in 19 Tests, 170 ODIs, and 42 T20Is. 


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The 42-year-old retired from all forms of cricket in April 2015. Five years after his retirement, Mills joined KKR as their bowling coach. He has the back of former Rajasthan Royals spinner Pravin Tambe in the coaching staff. Tambe is the spin bowling consultant of KKR in IPL 2021.   


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KKR 2021 Fielding Coach


Former English wicket-keeper James Foster is the fielding coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Foster played seven Tests, five T20Is and 11 ODI matches for England. His last appearance in international cricket came in the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup


Foster quit county cricket in 2018. After retirement, he had coaching stints with Glamorgan and Bangladesh Premier League team Khulna Tigers. Last year, KKR appointed him as their fielding coach.  


Other Support Staff for KKR 2021


  1. David Hussey - Mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders
  2. Abhishek Nayar - Assistant coach of Kolkata Knight Riders 
  3. Omkar Salvi - Assistant bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders
  4. Praveen Tambe - Spin bowling consultant of Kolkata Knight Riders
  5. Wayne Bentley - Team Manager
  6. Kamlesh Jain - Physiotherapist 
  7. Chris Donaldson - Strength and Conditioning Coach
  8. AR Srikkanth - Data and video analyst 
  9. Nathan Leamon - Strategic consultant 


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IPL 2021: [Watch] Brendon McCullum gives catching practice to KKR players with a tennis racquet

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