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Former India and South Africa national coach Gary Kirsten has joined the Delhi Daredevils as their new head coach. The former cricketer addressed the media along with the Delhi franchise’s Team Mentor, TA Sekar and Eric Simons on Tuesday in Hyderabad.
"The #DelhiDaredevils is delighted to welcome @Gary_Kirsten as Head Coach. He will work with Team Mentor TA Sekar and Eric Simons," Delhi Daredevils tweeted from their official handle.
The Daredevils had a forgettable run in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League and will be looking forward to reversing their fortunes under the guidance of Kirsten who was instrumental in Team India’s rise to the pole position in Test cricket and winning the ICC World Cup in 2011. “Looking forward to a new journey with @DelhiDaredevils,” tweeted Kirsten.
Excited to work with the franchise, Kirsten said, “Thank you to Sekar and to Eric and obviously to Kiran (K Grandhi) and his team of the owners of Delhi Daredevils. First of all it is a massive privilege and honour to be involved in franchise cricket. It is first of its kind for me. I have done two international stint,s so I am very excited about this challenge.”
“The decision to join this franchise was a relatively easy one because I had the recommendation from my good friend Mr. Simons next to me. He said this is a fantastic franchise to be involved in. The owners are good people and he had really enjoyed himself. So, on the back of that recommendation, it was not a difficult decision. I am looking forward to the challenge and I am looking forward to adding value and hopefully bring in something to the franchise that will help them perform as well as they can. I think everyone aspires to be the best franchise in the IPL or in franchise cricket around the world.”
“It is nice to be back in India again,” said the former Team India coach. “I look forward to this experience and to a new challenge in many ways. Not only the two men sitting next to me, but I think everyone in the franchise has massive value to add. We just had a strategy session over the last two days, which for me was really exciting. The content to come out of it was exciting for me in terms of how to take the franchise forward now. Certainly look forward to that.”
MI, CSK gear up for second final against each other
By Harsh Kalan
Kolkata 25 May 2013
Two of the best teams in IPL 2013 will fittingly battle it out for the ultimate prize in franchise cricket at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Top-ranked Chennai Super Kings take on second-ranked Mumbai Indians for the fourth time this season, for what will be the ultimate prize.
Despite having lost to MI twice this year, CSK opener and Orange Cap holder, Michael Hussey insisted that league and Playoffs results will not impact his team’s confidence. “From a players’ point of view, we are just trying to focus on the game,” said Hussey. “If we can do that, it will give us a good chance to win.”
Both CSK and MI sport talented squads and have a wealth of options to choose from. Right from their leaders and seasoned campaigners to young impact players, the two sides have had standout performers throughout their ranks this season.
“It is going to be a fantastic match. Mumbai are a brilliant team and CSK has been a really good team over the course of the season as well. So, I think it is a fitting finale for a great tournament,” Hussey said.
What will add value to the contest is the historic backdrop of the Eden Gardens. With a packed house expected on the day of the final, the battle of nerves will be the most challenging one for 22 talented players to overcome. That is why MI coach, John Wright, spoke highly of the support of even the non-playing squad members in a big game like this.
So, be sure to watch the IPL 2013 final starting 8:00 pm on Sunday, May 26, 2013.s