James Foster. (Photograph Supply: Gareth Copley/Getty Photographs)

Former England wicketkeeper-batter James Foster has been promoted to the place of the assistant coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR confirmed this information on their official social media handles on Tuesday, November 8.

The franchise had appointed Foster as their fielding coach in early 2020 and he was an integral member of the setup for the following three seasons that noticed the two-time winners make the finals of the 2021 version underneath Eoin Morgan the place they went all the way down to CSK.

KKR has made a bunch of adjustments to their assist employees

James Foster will now be serving because the assistant coach of the Kolkata-based franchise from the 2023 season onwards. He could be reporting to go coach Chandrakant Pandit who succeeded former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum after he parted methods with the franchise after signing to teach the England Check crew.

In the meantime, veteran Netherlands cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate shall be changing James Foster because the KKR fielding coach. In truth, Ryan had represented the membership as a participant within the 2011 version of the marquee event. He remained with the membership until the 2015 season and was additionally a member of the title-winning squads within the 2012 and 2014 editions.

Foster has some quantity of teaching expertise underneath his belt. He had served as the pinnacle coach of the Khulna Tigers throughout the 2019/20 season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Other than that, the Englishman additionally served because the assistant coach of the Vancouver Knights who emerged victorious within the inaugural version of the Canada International T20 League in 2018.

The 2022 season of the IPL occurred to be a forgettable one for Kolkata Knight Riders as they completed on the seventh place successful six out of the 14 league matches together with eight losses and 12 factors to their tally at an NRR of +0.146. With a change in administration, the two-time winners would now be hoping for a revival in fortunes in 2023.

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