IPL 2022: Delhi Capitals Appointed Shane Watson New Assistant Coach

Delhi Capitals Appointed Shane Watson New Assistant Coach

Delhi Capitals on Tuesday named former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson as their new assistant coach ahead of the 2022 IPL season. The 40-year-old joins the coaching staff comprised of Ricky Ponting (head coach), Pravin Amre (assistant coach), Ajit Agarkar (Assistant Coach) and James Hopes (Bowling Coach).

On his appointment, Watson said: “The IPL, the best T20 tournament in the world. I have 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 have incredible memories as a player, and now I have opportunities to train. The time has come to be able to work with the great Ricky Ponting. He was an incredible leader as a captain, and now to be able to train with him. He is one of the best coaches in the world. now. So to be able to learn the ropes with Ricky, I’m really excited,” the Australian added.

“With Delhi Capitals, they have a great team, now it’s time to win their first title. I’m really excited to get there, work with the guys, help them as much as I can and hopefully we can win our first.” qualification. I can’t wait to get there,” Watson said.

Regarded as one of the best all-around players in cue-ball cricket, Watson has been part of two of Australia’s World Cup-winning campaigns in the over-50 format, in 2007 and 2015.

At the 2012 T20 World Cup, he was named ‘Player of the Tournament’. Having represented his country in 190 ODIs and 58 T20Is, Watson has over 7,000 runs and over 200 wickets to his name in limited overs cricket.

In the Indian Premier League, Queenslander has played for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings and has won the title twice: with RR in 2008 and with CSK in 2018.

Watson has 3,875 runs and 92 wickets to his name in the IPL and has often been hailed as one of the best in all aspects of the tournament due to his consistency.

Delhi Capitals open their campaign on March 27 against Mumbai Indians at Brabourne Stadium. The franchise is placed in Group A along with Mumbai, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants.

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