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Ahmedabad IPL Team Head Coach: Former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra will be Ahmedabad IPL franchise’s head coach during the 2022 Indian Premier League season while England opener of yesteryears Vikram Solanki is leading the race for Director of Cricket post.
Ahmedabad IPL Team Head Coach
World Cup-winning former India coach Gary Kirsten will be the mentor of the franchise which is expecting to get its formal ‘Letter of Intent’ (LOI) during the month.
“As far as I have heard, they have signed Ashish as their head coach and someone who would be in overall charge of the franchise. Solanki will be the ‘Director of Cricket’ and also expected to double up as batting coach and Kirsten will be in a mentorship role,” a senior IPL source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“The Ahmedabad franchise can’t announce it formally as it is a BCCI diktat and they can only make a formal announcement after they get the LOI. The head honchos of the Ahmedabad franchise has already interviewed the trio and short-listed them for the season,” the source said.
Nehra has earlier been a coach with Royal Challengers Bangalore where Kirsten was also involved for a couple of seasons.
Both of them have had a long working relationship since the time when Nehra was a player and Kirsten his national coach.
Nehra shares a great rapport even with Solanki, who has worked previously as a coach in IPL. Once it gets the green light from BCCI, the franchise will go ahead and select a few assistant coaches.
Nehra had been away from coaching for two seasons as he had decided that he would be taking up such an assignment only if he has the profile of a head coach where he can make a difference both in terms of team composition and strategy.
Cricketers as Coach in IPL 2022
The 38-year-old former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn will be seen as a coach in IPL for the first time. Steyn has been appointed bowling coach for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
West Indies legend Brian Lara will be seen as a coach for the first time at any level. The 52-year-old will be batting coach on Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022.
Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower has been assistant coach of Punjab Kings in the past but will be seen as head coach of Lucknow team in IPL 2022.
Former England batter Vikram Solanki is expected to be batting coach and ‘Director of Cricket’ for the Ahmedabad team in IPL 2022.
Former India pacer Ashish Nehra has been appointed head coach of the Ahmedabad franchise which will compete for the first time IPL 2022. Nehra has been the bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past.