Former India batsman Pravin Amre has been reappointed member of the Delhi Capitals (DC) support staff and will be serving as the team’s assistant coach for the next two seasons of Indian Premier League (IPL), the franchise confirmed in an official statement.
Amre was earlier the Head Talent Scout of the Delhi franchise from 2014 to 2019. His reinclusion adds depth to the DC support staff headed by coach Ricky Ponting, the Australian batting legend, who guided the team to their maiden IPL final last year. Delhi ended runners-up in IPL 2020 after losing the final to Mumbai Indians (MI).
Former India players Mohammed Kaif and Vijay Dahiya are also part of the Delhi Capitals coaching staff, under which the team has taken giant strides.
Grateful To The Delhi Capitals Management For Having Me On Board: Pravin Amre
Amre expressed gratitude towards the DC franchise ownership group following his appointment.
“I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for having me on board. With the team having reached its very first IPL final in 2020, this is certainly an exciting time to be back there. I look forward to working with Ricky again, and all the players,” he said.
We Are Delighted To Have Pravin On Board: DC CEO Dhiraj Malhotra
DC CEO Dhiraj Malhotra acknowledged how Amre brings a wealth of knowledge about the Indian domestic game to the team’s think-tank.
“Ours is a team with an Indian core, and that thought process applies to our coaching staff as well. Few coaches know the domestic cricket scene in India as thoroughly as Amre does,” said Dhiraj.
“He has been instrumental in getting the likes of Shreyas, Rishabh and Prithvi to our franchise, and his experience will once again be extremely valuable for us. We are delighted to have him on board,” he added.
Amre played 11 Tests and 37 ODIs for India and has had a body of coaching work in domestic cricket behind him. He has guided the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team to three titles and has also been a personal coach for multiple Indian internationals, including the country’s stand-in Test captain in Australia, Ajinkya Rahane.