Delhi Capitals (DC) appoint Biju George as the fielding coach for Tata IPL 2022: Weeks ahead of the fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Capitals (DC) have roped in Biju George as the fielding coach of the side. The development was confirmed by a promoter of Delhi Capitals (DC) on Wednesday.
Biju George has prior experience of working closely with the Indian Women’s cricket team and has served a couple of IPL teams as well. The former Indian cricketer has coached Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), earlier.
He will join the Delhi forces alongside head coach Ricky Ponting, batting consultant Shane Watson, James Hope, Ajit Agarkar and Pravin Amre.
The promoter of DC confirmed the appointment of Biju George and said that the former fielding coach of the Indian Women’s cricket team has been brought into the side with a lot of previous experience.
“We have taken him for the season and he comes with good years of experience – both in IPL and international cricket,” said a promoter of the Delhi Capitals franchise according to Cricbuzz.
Delhi Capitals will face Mumbai Indians on March 27th:
Meanwhile, the Delhi based Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise is fretting over the unavailability of South African players. The likes of Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje might not be available for the first couple of matches of the Tata IPL 2022.
Speedster Lungi Ngidi is named in the South African ODI squad against Bangladesh. The three matches ODI series between South Africa and Bangladesh will end on March 23. Following the ODI series, SA will host Bangladesh for two test matches, starting March 31, and Lungi Ngidi is highly likely to be named in the Test squad as well.
Anrich Nortje is uncertain about his hip injury. Since the T20 World Cup 2021, Nortje has been undergoing his rehab, but the pacer is still not recovered.
It’s noteworthy that Anrich Nortje was retained by Delhi Capitals (DC) for INR 6.5 Crores for the IPL 2022. While Lungi Ngidi was bought by the franchise for his base price (INR 50 Lakhs).