This year’s Indian Premier League, in its 15th edition, is expected to focus more on entertainment. Due to the fact that two more teams will make their case in the upcoming season, the drama will now be a ten-team affair.
The new franchises are based in Lucknow and Ahmedabad, respectively. It goes without saying that the official names of those two franchises have yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, the two new franchises are working hard to build up their fan bases in preparation for the mega auction. Lucknow, one of the franchises, has already signed three key players.
Andy Flower will be the batting coach, Vijay Dahiya will be the assistant coach, and Gautam Gambhir will be the mentor. Meanwhile, the franchise based in Ahmedabad is patiently waiting.
They could, however, pounce at any time to sign the cricketing brains. As of now, it appears that Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra will be retained. Both were tried and true products in their heydays.
Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra are likely to join the Ahmedabad-based franchise’s coaching staff if things go well. Kirsten has a good chance of joining the new IPL team.
Gary Kirsten previously served as the head coach of both the Delhi Capitals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchises. We could be seeing the stalwart in the new franchise any day now.
According to a report on Cricbuzz, Ravi Shastri, the former head coach of the Indian team, is leading the race to join the Ahmedabad team’s support staff.
Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra is reportedly in the running to join the Ahmedabad franchise’s coaching staff for the upcoming season, according to the report. Ravi Shastri, on the other hand, recently dismissed the rumours. He clarified that he is not in talks with anyone and that he has not even discussed the situation with anyone.
“I am just out of a bubble, I need some fresh air now,” the former head coach explained. “I am not in talks with anyone, I have not discussed the subject with anyone.” “I am not in talks with any team,” he added.