Delhi Capitals (DC) has announced the appointment of former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson as an assistant coach for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 40-year-old has previously played for the IPL franchises like Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings. We have the latest IPL match and cricket betting online news and updates!
“The IPL, the best T20 tournament in the world. I’ve got incredible memories as a player, first of all with Rajasthan Royals winning it in 2008, led by the incredible man Shane Warne, RCB and then CSK. I’ve got incredible memories as a player, and now coaching opportunities,” Watson said in a statement. “I’ve got incredible memories as a player, and now coaching opportunities.”
Watson will join the coaching staff that include Ricky Ponting (head coach), Pravin Amre (assistant coach), Ajit Agarkar (assistant coach) and James Hopes (bowling coach) to be led by Rishabh Pant. Watson shared his excitement to work as assistant coach. Asked about the head coach, Watson lauded Ponting as “an amazing leader as a captain” and “one of the best coaches in the world now”.
“With Delhi Capitals, they got great squad, now is the time to win their first title. I am super pumped to get over there, work with the boys, help them out as much as I can and hopefully, we can win the first title. Can’t wait to get over there,” he added. Watson last played in the IPL in 2020 as part of the CSK. During the auction, DC have roped the likes of David Warnem Prithvi Shaw and Anrich Nortje.
The 2022 edition of the IPL is all set to begin from March 26 to May 29, with games to be played entirely in Maharashtra across 4 different venues including 20 games in Wankhede Stadium, while 15 games each Dy Patil Stadium, Brabourne Stadium and Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
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