Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is all set to return to the Indian Premier League but this time he has been approached for a different role. Watson, who has played for franchises like Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, is expected to join Delhi Capitals as the assistant coach.
DC are keen on hiring Watson in the coaching role after a recommendation from head coach Ricky Ponting. The report suggested that both parties have already agreed on terms and conditions as Watson will soon sign the contract.
The Delhi-based franchise has parted ways with Mohammad Kaif and Ajay Ratra, the assistant coaches from last season. Kaif served in the role from 2019 while Ratra’s stint was limited to a single season (2021).
Capitals did some smart business in the IPL 2022 Auctions as they signed players David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur to strengthen their squad.