Trevor Bayliss, the former Sri Lanka coach, has been named as Kolkata Knight Riders’ new head coach for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League.
Bayliss replaces Dav Whatmore who stepped down two days ago and is tipped to take over as national coach of the Pakistan side.
“We are pleased to welcome Trevor Bayliss as our head coach,” said Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of the Knight Riders.
“With his rich experience, very successful track record and knowledge of the conditions in the subcontinent, we believe he is the right person to take KKR to the next level of performance.”
Bayliss, who is the third coach of the Knight Riders, after John Buchanan and Whatmore, said “I have followed the IPL and KKR’s performance and I am honored to become part of this team, which has already built a reputation as a very popular & professional franchise.
“The team, the support staff, the owners and management are outstanding and I look forward to working with everyone and striving for the highest honors.”