IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders appoint ex-England wicket-keeper-batsman James Foster as fielding coach

Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday roped in former England wicket-keeper James Foster as their fielding coach for the 13th season of the IPL.

Press Trust of India, Feb 10, 2020 16:57:55 IST

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday roped in former England wicket-keeper James Foster as their fielding coach for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The appointment was confirmed by the franchise in its official Twitter handle.

Foster will replace former Assam cricketer Subhadeep Ghosh, who had joined the franchise before the last edition.

The 39-year-old Foster played seven Tests, 11 ODIs and five T20Is for England from 2001 to 2009.

He made his Test debut against India in 2001 at Mohali and retired from competitive cricket in 2018 to take up coaching.

He joins the KKR coaching staff headed by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who replaced Jaques Kallis as head coach.

The two-time IPL winners will be led by Dinesh Karthik in the 2020 season, which begins from 29 March.

KKR have made it to playoffs thrice since their last title triumph in 2014. They crashed out from the league stage on two occasions.

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Updated Date: Feb 10, 2020 16:57:55 IST


IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
0 0 0 0 0
2
Delhi
0 0 0 0 0
3
Kolkata
0 0 0 0 0
4
Punjab
0 0 0 0 0
5
Mumbai
0 0 0 0 0
6
Bangalore
0 0 0 0 0
7
Rajasthan
0 0 0 0 0
8
Hyderabad
0 0 0 0 0
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
6 Sri Lanka 4191 91
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
6 New Zealand 7114 245