Shane Watson joins Delhi Capitals as Asst coach


IPL 2022: Shane Watson joins DC – Shane Watson has returned to IPL after a year of absence, although as a coach. The Australian all-rounder, who called it quits after turning out for Chennai Super Kings, has joined Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach to former teammate Ricky Ponting. He has replaced Mohd Kaif who parted ways ahead of IPL 2022 auction. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Posting a video on Instagram, Watson captioned it saying, “Really excited to share the news that I will be leaving for India this week to begin a role as assistant coach of @delhicapitals. Can’t wait to be back in the change rooms with my great mate.”

IPL 2022: Shane Watson returns to IPL as assistant coach, joins Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL campaign, replaces Mohd Kaif

IPL 2022: Shane Watson returns to IPL as assistant coach, joins Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL campaign, replaces Mohd Kaif

Considered one of the best all-rounders in white-ball cricket, Watson has been a part of two of Australia’s World Cup-winning campaigns in the 50 over format – in 2007 & 2015. At the 2012 T20 World Cup, he was named Player of the Tournament. Having represented his country in 190 ODIs and 58 T20Is, Watto has over 7000 runs, and more than 200 wickets to his name in limited-overs cricket.

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In the Indian Premier League, the Queenslander has played for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, having won the title twice – with RR in 2008, and with CSK in 2018. Watson has 3875 runs and 92 wickets to his name in the IPL, and has often been hailed as one of the tournament’s best all-rounders owing to his consistency.

IPL 2022: Big headache for Delhi Capitals- While Delhi have sorted out their supports staff, they have yet another pressing concern heading into the tournament. Rishabh Pant’s team will miss as many as five players at the start of IPL 2022.

IPL 2022: Shane Watson returns to IPL as assistant coach, joins Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL campaign, replaces Mohd Kaif

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been selected for the ODI and T20I series against Pakistan and he is set to miss a minimum of three matches, whereas his countryman David Warner is also expected to miss a couple of matches as he will attend the funeral of legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne, which will be held on 30th March.

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Besides that, both Lungi Ngidi and Mustafizur Rahman will compete in the South Africa vs Bangladesh ODI series. Rahman is expected to miss the first game against Mumbai Indians, whereas Ngidi could miss five matches if he is selected in the Test squad. To rub salt to DC’s wounds, Anrich Nortje will also miss a significant chunk of the action as he is yet to recover from his injury.

IPL 2022: Shane Watson returns to IPL as assistant coach, joins Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL campaign, replaces Mohd Kaif

IPL 2022: Shane Watson returns to IPL as assistant coach, joins Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL campaign, replaces Mohd Kaif

Overseas players unavailable for first week –

  • David Warner,
  • Mitchell Marsh,
  • Anrich Nortje,
  • Mustafizur Rahman,
  • Lungi Ngidi

IPL 2022: Shane Watson returns to IPL as assistant coach, joins Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL campaign, replaces Mohd Kaif

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