Delhi Capitals Add Pravin Amre to Coaching Team

Former India batsman joins DC

Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium New Delhi India

Delhi Capitals have brought in Pravin Amre as assistant coach ahead of the next Indian Premier League.

The former India batsman bolsters DC’s coaching options after previously being the franchise’s head talent scout between 2014 and 2019.

His coaching experience includes leading Mumbai to three Ranji Trophy titles.

The 53-year-old, who played 11 Test matches and 37 ODIs for India, has also worked as a talent scout for Mumbai Indians in the past.

Speaking about his new role at Delhi, Amre said: “I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for having me on board.

“With the team having reached its very first IPL final in 2020, this is certainly an exciting time to be back there. I look forward to working with Ricky again, and all the players.”

Amre Adds to Indian Core

Amre was welcomed into the new role by Capitals CEO Dhiraj Malhotra.

He also highlighted the previous work carried out by Amre to bring young Indian trio Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw to Delhi’s line-up.

Malhorta said: “Ours is a team with an Indian core, and that thought process applies to our coaching staff as well.

“Few coaches know the domestic cricket scene in India as thoroughly as Amre does. He has been instrumental in getting the likes of Shreyas, Rishabh and Prithvi to our franchise, and his experience will once again be extremely valuable for us.”

Delhi Capitals will be looking to go one better in this year’s tournament after reaching the IPL final for the first time in their history in 2020.

They lost to Mumbai Indians in the final but have plenty to build on heading into the next edition of the competition.

Iyer Recovering from Injury

Meanwhile, DC's skipper Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

The batsman was due to feature for Mumbai in the domestic T20I contest, which starts on January 10, but picked up a shoulder injury in the white-ball series in Australia.

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