Rajasthan Royals parted ways with head coach Andrew McDonald ahead of this year’s Indian Premier League. Trevor Penney, who previously worked with the Indian squad – has been appointed head assistant coach, the franchise said in a statement.
Penney will work closely with Royals Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara, Captain Sanju Samson and the management team including the coaching staff – Bowling Spin Coach Sairaj Bahatule, Fast Bowling Coach Rob Cassell. and field coach Dishant Yagnik.
As part of the restructuring, Amol Muzumdar’s role changes to that of off-season high performance hitting coach to support the RR team and academies.
McDonald took over the team last year, but the team struggled and finished low in the table.
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“Everyone at Rajasthan Royals would like to thank Andrew for his efforts leading up to IPL Season 13. He has coached the team through an incredibly tough COVID restriction period and we wish him the best for his future efforts with Australian cricket. The team and the Birmingham Phoenix in the hundreds, ”said Jake Lush McCrum, COO, Rajasthan Royals.
“It’s fantastic to have Trevor Penney on board here at the Rajasthan Royals. He’s very experienced and understands the game very well, which I’m sure will help the overall growth of the players and the team. I have no doubts that Trevor’s appointment will set us on the right track and it will be wonderful to have him work with our team, ”Sangakkara said upon Penney’s appointment.