Dwayne Bravo will lead the Delhi Bulls for the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10 League season.© BCCI / IPL
Delhi Bulls have appointed former England head coach Andy Flower as head coach and Dwayne Bravo as captain of the team entering the fourth season of the Abu Dhabi T10 league. Flower replaces Stephen Fleming, who had mixed fortunes in his two years on the team. Bulls management also announced the appointment of Azhar Mahmood and James Foster as Flower assistants. With a new and dynamic coaching setup, the Bulls have signed the violent West Indian all-rounder and “icon player” Bravo. He is joined by Evin Lewis as the other new addition.
Neelesh Bhatnagar, owner of Delhi Bulls, said of Flower’s appointment, “While we thank Stephen Fleming for his contribution to the franchise, it was time to change strategy and head in a new direction. The years of expertise and continued success of Andy Flower could make all the difference this year and we couldn’t be more excited to have him on board. “
“We have had some good players representing our franchise over the years, but we just have to find the right rhythm, mix of skills and player combinations to win games. Andy will be visiting Abu Dhabi to take part in the draft and a to play an important role in choosing the right team. “
Key members of the squad from last season who have been retained are: West Indian batsman Sherfane Rutherford, US pacer Ali Khan, Afghan batsman and bowler Mohammad Nabi and Sri Lankan streaker Dushmantha Chameera.
Commenting on his new role, Flower said, “I’m very excited to be joining this franchise and working closely with Neelesh and the rest of the team. This is an exciting new format that has been well received by players and fans alike. I had a great one.” Time in this tournament last year and I want to use this experience to help the bulls succeed. “
“We have retained both seasoned and young players who will play a huge role in this team’s fortunes. Now, however, the goal is to look at the main draft to secure our main goals and create a dynamic squad that is under Bravo plays. “
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