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Kolkata Knight Riders have appointed Ryan ten Doeschate as fielding coach for the upcoming edition of the IPL.
The former Netherlands captain, who was part of Knight Riders' title-winning sides in 2012 and 2014, takes over from Englishman James Foster, who has been elevated to the post of assistant coach. Ten Doeschate and Foster will work alongside head coach Chandrakant Pandit, who took over the mantle from Brendon McCullum in August.
"We are delighted that James Foster has taken on more responsibility in his new role as assistant coach and he will be a great resource for the head coach, Chandu Pandit, along with Abhishek Nayar (assistant coach), Bharat Arun (bowling coach) and Omkar Salvi assistant bowling coach," Venky Mysore, the CEO of Knight Riders, said in a press release.
"In addition, we are very happy to welcome Tendo back to the KKR family in his role as fielding coach. Tendo played an important role as a player from 2011-14 and in the two championships KKR won in 2012 and 2014, and has been a genuine supporter of KKR all these years.
"These two appointments strengthen the support staff under the leadership of Head Coach Chandu Pandit."
Ten Doeschate featured in 29 matches in the IPL, all for Knight Riders between 2011 and 2015. In all, he has played 382 T20s, in which he scored 7597 runs, took 114 wickets and held 134 catches.
Following his retirement from professional cricket, after the 2021 T20 World Cup, he has been Kent's batting coach.