RR has the best players in the world, can’t wait to work with this group: Sangakkara


Rajasthan Royals on Sunday declared the arrangement of previous Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara as the Director of Cricket for the upcoming season 14 of the Indian Premier League.

Sangakkara will begin work with the group right away. Previous Sri Lanka captain is the current President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and he will presently be liable for supervising the whole cricketing biological system of Royal’s establishment including training structure, sell off plans, and group methodology, ability revelation and advancement, just as the improvement of the Royals Academy in Nagpur.

An undisputed great of the modern game, Kumar scored more than 28,000 runs for Sri Lanka over an immensely effective 16-year and has the most noteworthy Test batting normal of any major part over the most recent 46 years.

Commenting on his arrangement, Kumar Sangakkara stated: “It’s a privilege to be joining the Rajasthan Royals and I am excited about the new challenge. To oversee the cricket strategy of a franchise in the leading cricket competition in the world, as well as building the development programs and cricketing infrastructure that will provide the future foundation of the IPL team’s on-field success, is an opportunity that really motivated me. I have really enjoyed speaking to the leadership group over the recent weeks and can’t wait to get going. The team includes some of the world’s best players and great personalities so it’s going to be fun and very exciting to work with this group.”

Recently, Rajasthan Royals had delivered Steve Smith and subsequently, Sanju Samson was reported as the new captain of the franchise.

“I’m delighted that Kumar has come on board and we have already had some great conversations together. He is someone who has had an exceptional cricket career himself and obviously understands the modern game. It’s great to have an all-time wicketkeeping great with us, he is someone who’s donned many hats, he was a fantastic keeper-batsman, he’s led Sri Lanka with grace and class throughout and has done it for years with the Sri Lankan national team across formats. He’s someone who’s shown great character both on and off the field and the values that one associates with him is the same which we embody here at Rajasthan Royals. It is wonderful to have someone like him at the helm and is going to be fantastic to learn from him. I can’t wait to get started and work with him in the coming seasons”, said Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson.

Sangakkara first graced the IPL in quite a while debut season back in 2008 and began with an up-to-date fifty on introduction against MS Dhoni’s CSK. That first season saw him accumulate 320 runs in ten games, managing Kings XI to a best four completion. The accompanying seasons saw the southpaw keep up the consistency that individuals generally expected of him, scoring reliably more than 300 runs in his first four seasons.

In his last IPL season, back in 2013, Sangakkara turned up as a pioneer for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, driving the group both on and off the pitch, causing them secure a season finisher spot in a phenomenal way. He is profoundly knowledgeable about T20 cricket, winning the ICC World T20 in 2014 and aiding Sri Lanka arrive at the ICC World T20 finals additionally in 2009 and 2012. He played for T20 establishments in India, England, the Caribbean, Australia, and Bangladesh.

Since finishing his playing career in 2017, after a superb record-breaking summer for Surrey, he has remained profoundly drawn in with the game with different jobs: he has been a drawn out individual from the MCC World Cricket Committee and turned into the main non-British President of the MCC in October 2019; he is an individual from Sri Lanka’s National Sports Council, and he has set out upon a fruitful telecom vocation as a normal expert commentator for SKY Sports and Star Sports.

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