KKR appoint David Hussey as chief mentor



Kolkata Knight Riders have appointed former Australian batsman David Hussey as their chief mentor, it was announced on Saturday. Former New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills will also join the coaching staff as the franchise’s bowling coach.

Hussey has played T20 cricket across the world including the IPL where he represented Knight Riders from 2008 to 2010. He has also plied his trade for CSK and KXIP. Overall, he has played more than 250 matches in his T20 career that ended in 2017. The 42-year-old’s older brother Michael Hussey is also a part of the IPL, as Chennai Super Kings’s batting coach.

Mills, who has played more than 200 matches across formats for New Zealand, will join hands with his former captain Brendon McCullum, who was recently appointed the head coach of Knight Riders. The 40-year-old was predominantly seen as a limited-overs specialist and finished his career as New Zealand’s second highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket.

“It’s great to welcome David Hussey and Kyle Mills to the Knight Riders Family,” Venky Mysore, CEO and MD of KKR, said. “They bring a wealth of experience as professionals and are terrific individuals. We are confident that their contribution as part of the think tank of KKR, and to the KKR academy, will be invaluable.

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