Kolkata Knight Riders gets their new fielding Coach

Kolkata Night Riders gets in former England wicket Keeper as their new fielding coach

james fosterThe Indian Premier League giant Kolkata Knight Riders announced their new Fielding coach recently. Former England Wicket Keeper James Foster will now be replacing Assam cricketer Subhadeep Ghosh as their team’s new coach for the 13th season of cricket’s biggest tournament IPL, commencing next month. While Subhadeep Ghosh had joined the team before the last edition of IPL.

Kolkata Knight Riders took to twitter to confirm the appointment of foster. The tweet read “Welcome aboard, James Foster!! The former England keeper has been named KKR’s fielding coach for IPL 2020”

The former England Wicketkeeper was hyped to fill the shoes of Alec Stewart behind the stumps for the Brits, however, things didn’t work well for Foster, as he was found in and out of the county squad due to his form which failed to replicate Stewart’s performance.

james foster-iplFoster made his Test debut against India in 2001 at Mohali and retired from competitive cricket in 2018 to take up coaching. He played a total of seven Tests, 11 ODIs and five T20Is for England, accumulating a combined total of 304 runs, 33 catches, and 11 stumpings from 2001 to 2009.

Foster retired from all forms of cricket in 2018 and has worked as a batting consultant with Glamorgan. He has also been involved with Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League, Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League, England, and England Lions.

He will be joining the KKR Coaching squad, which will be led by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, who replaced Jaques Kallis as head coach. The two-time IPL champions will be led by Dinesh Kartik in the upcoming season which will commence from 29th March.

The team has made it to playoffs thrice since its last title victory in 2014. And were expelled out from the league stage twice.