KKR stand-in skipper Nitish Rana said that head coach Chandrakant Pandit’s cricket theories matches well with the Indian players in the camp. Pandit came in to replace Brendon McCullum, who left the team after last season.
By India Today Sports Desk: KKR’s stand-in captain Nitish Rana has said that head coach Chandrakant Pandit’s theories related to cricket matches well with the Indian players in the camp.
Pandit took over the role of head coach from Brendon McCullum, after the former New Zealand cricketer went on to take the job of the England Test cricket team.
Pandit has been an established name in the Indian domestic circuit as he guided Madhya Pradesh to the Ranji Trophy last season and has also won the prestigious title with Mumbai and Vidarbha in the past.
Ahead of their opening match against Punjab Kings, as quoted by PTI, Rana said that Pandit’s theories related to cricket matches well with the Indian domestic players in the team.
“I am very excited for the season. Whatever Chandu sir’s theories are related to cricket, they match with us as in people, who have played domestic cricket… Basically Indians (uncapped domestic players),”
“All our overseas players are enjoying the small small things that Chandu sir reminds us to do. Like discipline is a big thing, timing. But the role he’ll play this season how effective he is, we will see at the end of the season,” said Rana.
Rana will be taking over the reigns of KKR for a good portion of the season after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the initial matches due to the recurrence of a back issue during the final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.
Rana said that they had planned a lot of things for the first game against PBKS and felt that the season will be like a marathon. The stand-in skipper said that the process is always important.
“It’s the first game, a lot of the things that we have planned can go against us or in our favour. I feel it’s marathon of 14 matches is not less. The process is always important,” said Rana.