Kolkata Knight Riders have added former cricketers, David Hussey and Kyle Mills, to their revamped support staff group for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League. Hussey and Mills will join Brendon McCullum, who took over the charge as the head coach a couple of months ago.
The former Australia batsman Hussey will join the Kolkata-based franchise as a mentor while Mills will join the team as the bowling coach. Notably, Hussey has been a part of Kolkata Knight Riders as a player from 2008 to 2010. He was also a part of historic opening IPL game between Kolkata and Royal Challengers Bangalore where Brendon McCullum scored 158 runs. He also represented Kings XI Punjab.
On the other hand, Kyle Mills has played more than 200 matches across formats for New Zealand, will join hands with his former captain Brendon McCullum at the helm of Kolkata Knight Riders. Mills will be a valuable addition to the Kolkata set-up as a bowling coach.
Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore seemed excited to have them in the set-up. Mysore is hopeful that they will bring in a lot of value to the Kolkata team.
“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,” he added.