KKR Coach 2023
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is one of the five teams who have played all 15 seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
KKR will enter the 16th edition of the league without the services of Brendon McCullum as their head coach after he took over as England's Test head coach role last year.
The team has a new coach and you can learn about all details of KKR coaching staff and support members for IPL 2023 further in this article.
KKR 2023 Head Coach
Madhya Pradesh head coach Chadrakant Pandit replaced Brendon McCullum for the job of Kolkata Knight Riders' head coach for IPL 2023. Pandit is a renowned coach in India's domestic cricket, having won the prestigious Ranji trophy for six times as a coach with Mumbai, Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh.
The 61-year-old will become the first Indian head coach of KKR in the history of IPL. He played five Tests and 36 ODI matches for India from 1986 to 1992.
Pandit represented Mumbai, Assam and Madhya Pradesh in his storied domestic career spanning for two decades. He scored 8209 runs in 138 first-class matches at an average of 48.57, including 22 centuries.
KKR 2023 Batting Coach
There is no specific batting coach in KKR's support staff for IPL 2023.
With the presence of India's Abhishek Nayar and England's James Foster as the assistant coaches of KKR and former Australian player David Hussey as the team mentor, the team management perhaps didn't require any batting coach.
KKR 2023 Bowling Coach
Former Indian fast bowler Bharat Arun will continue as the bowling coach of the two-time IPL winners for the second season in a row. Arun was the bowling coach of Indian men's cricket team in two different stints - first from 2014 to 2015 and then from 2017 to 2021 until the T20 World Cup.
The 60-year-old is often credited for creating a formidable pace attack for the Indian team across formats. Arun started his coaching journey with Tamil Nadu state team in 2002 and was appointed as the chief bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy in Bemgaluru.
Arun was the head coach of the India U19 team that won the 2012 U19 World Cup in Australia. He was also part of the Tamil Nadu team as a player that won the Ranji Trophy in 1987/88 season.
KKR 2023 Fielding Coach
Former Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate as the fielding coach of KKR in November 2022. The Dutch replaced James Foster in the role after the latter was elevated to team's assistant coach for IPl 2023.
Doeschate played 29 matches for KKR in five seasons from 2011 to 2015 and was part of their both title-winning campaigns in 2012 and 2014.
The 42-year-old played 33 ODIs and 24 T20I matches until his retirement in October 2021 after the Netherlands crashed out of the 2021 T20 World Cup qualifiers.
Other Support Staff for KKR 2023
David Hussey - Mentor
Abhishek Nayar - Assistant Coach
James Foster - Assistant Coach
Omkar Salvi - Assistant Bowling Coach
Chris Donaldson - Strength and Conditioning Coach
AR Srikkanth - Performance Analyst