Kolkata-Knight-Riders

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced on Saturday that they have roped in former Australian all-rounder David Hussey as chief mentor and former New Zealand pacer Kyle Mills as bowling coach for the upcoming edition of the tournament.

Both Hussey and Mills will work closely with former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who was recently appointed head coach of the Knight Riders.

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“It’s great to welcome David Hussey and Kyle Mills to the Knight Riders family,” said KKR’s CEO and MD Venky Mysore said in his statement.

“They bring a wealth of experience as professionals and are terrific individuals. We are confident that their contribution as part of the think tank of KKR, and to the KKR academy, will be invaluable.”

The Knight Riders, co-owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, won the IPL in 2012 and 2014 but finished only fifth this year after a six-match losing streak midway through the season.