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Three replacement options for Brendon McCullum as Kolkata’s head coach

By BetBarter Staff

May 13, 2022

Brendon McCullum has informed the Kolkata-based franchise that the Indian T20 League 2022 will be his last season as the head coach of the franchise. The New Zealander has been appointed as the Test coach for England. He will take over the job for the team next month, after the end of the Indian T20 League 2022. McCullum has been a great coach for the Kolkata team and guided them to the final last season. Here are the probable replacement options for McCullum in the future seasons for Kolkata.

Ravi Shastri

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri currently has no professional coaching duties. He is presently working as a broadcaster and commentator for the tournament's official broadcasting partners. The 59-year-old has a wealth of experience to contribute. He also had a successful tenure with the Indian team that ended in 2021. Bharat Arun, the bowling coach in Kolkata, was a member of Ravi Shastri's staff as well. This was when Shastri was the head coach of India. Them working together could do wonders for the Kolkata-based franchise.

Abhishek Nayar

Abhishek Nayar has been Kolkata's assistant coach for a few years now. The former Indian all-rounder holds a strong position in the team's management. He has witnessed some significant changes in the side over the years, and might be a suitable option for the men in purple. Furthermore, Abhishek is recognised as an excellent coach with an extensive technical understanding of the game. The Kolkata team can consider promoting him to the head coach position.

Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden may not have much coaching experience, but he was the batting mentor for the Pakistan side in the T20 World Cup 2021. The men in green performed exceptionally well in the tournament. The former Australian opener has a tremendous amount of knowledge of the game. He might be an excellent option for the Kolkata team in future Indian T20 League seasons. He also has prior experience playing in the cash-rich tournament, which might be advantageous to them.