South Africa-born former Netherlands International, Ryan Ten Doeschate is all set to join the support staff of the KKR for the IPL 2023. He will join the team’s coaching staff as fielding coach replacing James Foster who has been promoted to the designation of assistant coach. The duo will report to Head Coach Chandrakant Pandit.
Ten Doeschate was also a part of KKR’s title-winning squads of the 2012 & 2014 editions. He would also take up the role with KKR’s franchise in the UAE’s ILT20. He will serve as an Assistant Coach for the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders team. KKR’s CEO Veny Mysore has confirmed the news to the media.
He said, “We are very happy to welcome Tendo back to the KKR family in his role as fielding coach. Tendo played an important role as a player from 2011-14 and in the two championships, KKR won in 2012 and 2014 and has been a genuine supporter of KKR all these years. These two appointments strengthen the support staff under the leadership of Head Coach Chandu Pandit.”
Ten Doeschate announced his retirement from International cricket last year & had a stint with the Essex County team in English County Cricket.
Ten Doeschate has played 29 fixtures for KKR in the IPL between 2011 to 2015. In total, he has played 382 T20Is amassing 7597 runs. He has scalped 114 wickets & 134 catches throughout his stint with KKR in the IPL. After his retirement from Professional Cricket, he has served as Kent’s batting coach. Doeschate is truly a night rider & his involvement will bolster the team’s performance in the IPL 2023
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