RR part ways with Andrew, undergo coaching restructure under Sangakkara

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 2/22/2021 1:32:34 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 Former champions Rajasthan Royals on Sunday announced they parted ways with head coach Andrew McDonald in the lead up to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. The decision comes as they roped in former India fielding coach Trevor Penny as their lead assistant coach. Trevor Penny will work closely with the n e w l y - a p - pointed Director of Cricket, Kumar Sang a k k a r a who came on board before the IPL 2021 Auction. Rajasthan Royals have made it clear that the 'decision maker' in the restructured coaching set-up will be Kumar Sangakkara. Meanwhile, Amol Mazumdar, who worked as the batting coach last year, has been assigned the role of 'out-ofseason High-Performance Batting coach'. "Trevor Penny will work closely with Royals' Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, captain Sanju Samson and the leadership team comprising the coaching staff: spin bowling coach Sairaj Bahatule, fast bowling coach Rob aseell, and fielding coach Dishant Yagnik alongside international senior players like Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Zubin Bharucha will be an integral part of this team in the role of Strategy, Develo p m e n t and Performance Director, f e e d i n g into Sang a k k a r a , the decision maker in the structure," the Royals said. Andrew McDonald headed into the IPL with an extremely impressive coaching profile but the former Australia cricketer was not able to replicate the success at the Royals. Despite showing flashes of brilliance, the Royals.


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