Indian Premier League 2021: Rajasthan Royals part ways with head coach Andrew McDonald, Trevor Penny named assistant head coach | Cricket News

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Rajasthan Royals announced on Sunday that Trevor Penney has joined their coaching ranks as head assistant coach, for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Trevor Penney will work closely with Royals’ Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara, Captain Sanju Samson and the management team including the coaching staff: Bowling Spin Coach Sairaj Bahatule, Fast Bowling Coach Rob Cassell , field coach Dishant Yagnik alongside senior international players like Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Zubin Bharucha will be an integral part of this team as Director of Strategy, Development and Performance.

As part of the restructuring, Amol Muzumdar’s role changes to an off-season high performance batting coach to support the RR team and academies. In addition, Rajasthan Royals and his head coach Andrew McDonald have mutually decided to go in different directions when it comes to the leadership structure.

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“Everyone at Rajasthan Royals would like to thank Andrew for his efforts leading into IPL Season 13. He has coached the team through an incredibly difficult COVID restriction period, and we wish him all the best for his future efforts with the Australian men. The Birmingham Phoenix and cricket team among the hundreds, “said Jake Lush McCrum, COO, Rajasthan Royals.

Penney is a mainstay of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, having been a player for seventeen years with the English club, before starting his long career as a coach across the world. Trevor has extensive international experience working with countries such as India, Sri Lanka, England as well as associated countries such as the Netherlands and the United States.

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Currently employed by the West Indies working with their white ball teams, TP is also a regular member of the T20 franchise circuit with past experiences in the IPL and most recently in the Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League and the League. Canadian GT20. .

“It’s fantastic to have Trevor Penney on board here at the Rajasthan Royals. He’s very experienced and understands the game very well, which I’m sure will help the overall growth of the players and the team. I have no doubts that Trevor’s appointment will end, we are on the right track and it will be wonderful to have him work with our team, ”said Kumar Sangakkara, cricket manager for the Rajasthan Royals.

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Commenting on the appointment, Jake Lush McCrum, COO of Rajasthan Royals, said: “It’s great to bring in someone with a coaching CV like Trevor’s. He is one of the most traveled coaches in the world. modern game and has been very successful across the world. Kumar and Trevor have a very strong relationship after sharing a successful period with the Sri Lanka national team. We look forward to an exciting season to come under the able leadership of Kumar alongside of a strategy group comprising Sanju, Zubin and Trevor. “

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On Thursday, the Royals Royals of Rajasthan added Bangladesh left-hand owner Mustafizur Rehman and versatile Proteas Chris Morris to their ranks for the next edition of the IPL.

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