Former Netherlands captain Ryan ten Doeschate is set to join the support staff of the Kolkata Knight Riders side in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ryan Ten Doeschate Named as KKR Fielding Coach
He will be the team’s new fielding coach and replace James Foster, who has been promoted as an assistant coach. Both will work under head coach Chandrakant Pandit.
“Tendo played an important role as a player from 2011-14 and in the two championships the KKR won in 2012 & 2014 and has been a genuine supporter of KKR all these years. These two appointments strengthens the support staff under the leadership of Head Coach Chandu Pandit,” Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR, was quoted as saying in a release.
Ten Doeschate had a phenomenal run in his short international career for the Dutch side in ODIs, and played a big part in the T20I setup until the previous edition of the World T20. His average of 67 in ODIs speaks volumes of his abilities with the bat and he had the knack of picking up wickets regularly.
KKR already have Abhishek Nayar as assistant coach, Bharat Arun as bowling coach and Omkar Salvi as assistant bowling coach.