KKR Coach 2024

Last Modified Mar 5, 2024 21:07 IST
YearKKR Head Coach
2008-2009John Buchanan
2010-2011Dav Whatmore
2012-2015Trevor Bayliss
2016-2019Jacques Kallis
2020-2022Brendon McCullum
2023-PresentChandrakant Pandit


Two-time IPL Champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look to claim their third title in the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).


KKR 2024 Mentor


Ahead of the 2024 season, two-time IPL-winner Gautam Gambhir returned “home,” as the former opener was named “mentor” of the Kolkata Knight Riders.


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Gambhir, who led the Knight Riders to title triumphs in 2012 and 2014, served as a mentor of the Lucknow Super Giants during the 2022 and 2023 season.


KKR 2024 Head Coach


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Legendary Indian domestic coach Chadrakant Pandit will continue to serve as head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders' in IPL 2024.


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 2024 Batting Coach


There is no specific batting coach in KKR's support staff for IPL 2024. But given the presence of Gautam Gambhir as mentor is an indication that the former Indian opener will double down as a batting coach.



KKR 2024 Bowling Coach


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Former Indian fast bowler Bharat Arun will continue as the bowling coach of the two-time IPL winners for the third 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 2024 Fielding Coach


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Former Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate will continue to serve as the fielding coach of KKR in IPL 2024.


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 2024


  1. Gautam Gambhir - Mentor

  2. Abhishek Nayar - Assistant Coach

  3. James Foster - Assistant Coach

  4. Omkar Salvi - Assistant Bowling Coach

  5. Chris Donaldson - Strength and Conditioning Coach

  6. AR Srikkanth - Performance Analyst

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