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Kolkata Knight Riders' new bowling coach is Bharat Arun

Kolkata Knight Riders have engaged former India bowling coach Bharat Arun as their bowling coach. On Friday, KKR made the announcement

Kolkata Knight Riders new bowling coach is Bharat Arun
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Kolkata Knight Riders have engaged former India bowling coach Bharat Arun as their bowling coach. On Friday, KKR made the announcement (January 14).

Bharat Arun was the Indian national team's bowling coach from 2014 until recently, and he was instrumental in helping TeamIndia reach new heights. He was a very successful domestic player for Tamil Nadu and represented India in tests and ODIs.

Arun began his coaching career with the Tamil Nadu state squad before moving on to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore as the chief bowling coach. He later became the head coach of the India Under-19 team, and India won the U19 World Cup in Australia in 2012.

Making the announcement of his appointment, Venky Mysore, CEO & MD of KKR said, "We are very excited to have someone of the calibre of Bharat Arun joining us as our bowling coach. He will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to KKR's strong support staff. We are delighted to welcome him to the Knight Riders family."

Head Coach Brendon McCullum said, "A warm welcome to B Arun to the KKR coaching staff. With a strong and successful pedigree in the international game, I'm sure Arun will complement the current staff we have and I look forward to working with him. His experience at international level and the ability to give confidence and clarity to our bowling group will be important, as we attempt to quickly align a new group of players to the values and style of play for KKR".

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