Biju George is hired as the fielding coach for the Delhi Capitals for the upcoming season. He will take over for former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif, who held the post until last season.
Delhi Capital’s acquisition of Biju George
Biju will join a coaching group that includes head coach Ricky Ponting, his compatriots Shane Watson and James Hopes. There will be the former Indian cricketers Ajit Agarkar and Pravin Amre, among others.
A promoter of Delhi Capitals stated that they have acquired him for the season. He comes with a great deal of experience in both the Indian Premier League and international cricket.
The Delhi Capitals squad, led by Rishabh Pant, will gather in Mumbai on Thursday (March 10) for the first time, though the captain will arrive later. On March 27, the Delhi Capitals face the Mumbai Indians in their debut game.
Biju George’s expertise on Delhi Capitals
Biju George is a former fielding coach for the Indian women’s team. He has collaborated with Tushar Arothe, WV Raman, and Ramesh Powar, the team’s most recent coaches.
For two years (2015 and 2016), the coach from Trivandrum was involved with Kolkata Knight Riders, then for a year in 2020 with Sunrisers Hyderabad. He also coached Kuwait’s national team in the interim.
Delhi Capital’s confusion over unavailable players
Meanwhile, the Delhi Capitals are in confusion about the availability of their South African players, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi, who are both speedsters. Meanwhile, Ngidi is set to play Bangladesh in three One-Day Internationals from March 18 to 23, Nortje has just been pulled out due to discomfort.
Nortje, who got retention by the Delhi Capitals, is anticipated to join the squad. However, there is no word on Ngidi, who might play in the two-Test series against Bangladesh, which begins on April 12 and concludes on April 12. The administration of the Delhi Capitals is hopeful that the Board of Control for Cricket in India will raise the issue with Cricket South Africa.
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