Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders have made a big change in their support staff for the next edition of the Indian Premier League. KKR has roped in former Australian player David Hussey as Chief mentor and Former New Zealand pacer Kyle Millis in as bowling coach for IPL 2020.
“Kolkata Knight Riders announced today the addition of David Hussey as the chief mentor and Kyle Millis, the former New Zealand’s pacer, as their bowling coach. They will work closely with Brendon Mccullum, Who was recently named as the head coach of the side, for the next edition of IPL,” KKR wrote in a statement on Twitter.
“Hussey, who has played over 300 T20 matches across the franchise and international cricket himself, represented KKR from 2008-2010 as a player.”
📢 ANNOUNCEMENT: We have @DavidHussey29 joining us as the Chief Mentor, along with @kylemills79, who will serve as the Bowling Coach of #KKR in the upcoming editions of #IPL2020 🙌#KorboLorboJeetbo pic.twitter.com/J5KR40q7jU
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 5, 2019
“Millis, whose international career spanned from 2001 to 2015, is the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of New Zealand’s ODI cricket.”
Making the announcement, Venky Mysore, CEO and MD of KKR said, “it is great to welcome David Hussey and Kyle Millis to the Knight Riders family. They bring a wealth of experience as professionals and are terrific individuals. We are confident that their contribution as part of the think tank of KKR and to the KKR academy will be invaluable,” he said in a statement on Twitter.
Earlier Kolkata Knight Riders roped former New Zealand Captain Brendon Mccullum as their head coach for the next edition of IPL.
KKR won the Indian premier league title twice in 2012 and 2014, in the leadership of Gautam Gambhir. After that, they failed to qualify for the finals of IPL.
In 2019, Mumbai Indian won the IPL title, and they are the current champion of the Indian premier league.