Delhi Capitals have hired former India batsman Pravin Amre as assistant coach for the next two editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the franchise announced on Wednesday.
This will be Amre’s second stint with the Capitals as he has worked with the franchise previously as the Head Talent Scout between 2014 and 2019. Between 2019 and 2020, he was associated with the Mumbai Indians as their talent scout.
Apart from that, Amre has also coached Mumbai to three Ranji Trophy titles and he has played 11 Tests and 37 ODIs for India as well.
“I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for having me on board,” the 52-year-old said.
“With the team having reached its very first IPL final in 2020, this is certainly an exciting time to be back there. I look forward to working with Ricky again, and all the players.”
Capitals CEO Dhiraj Malhotra looked quite excited with Amre’s return and he credited him for signing the dynamic Indian trio of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw.
“Ours is a team with an Indian core, and that thought process applies to our coaching staff as well,” he said.
“Few coaches know the domestic cricket scene in India as thoroughly as Amre does. He has been instrumental in getting the likes of Shreyas, Rishabh and Prithvi to our franchise, and his experience will once again be extremely valuable for us.”
Both Iyer and Pant have amassed over 2000 runs for the franchise each whereas Shaw has amassed over 800 runs in the last three editions as well.
Delhi Capitals have had an excellent run in the IPL in the last two editions. They made it to the playoffs after a long time in 2019 and reached the final of the 2020 edition for the first time in the history of the tournament as well.