Trevor Bayliss, the former coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, has been appointed as the head coach for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2012 season of the IPL. He will be replacing Dav Whatmore, who resigned from the position a few days earlier. This will be Bayliss’ first season with the Knight Riders, and he will be the third coach to lead the team after John Buchanan and Whatmore.
The co-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Shah Rukh Khan, expressed his pleasure at Bayliss’ appointment in a press release. He stated that Bayliss’ extensive experience, successful track record, and knowledge of the conditions in the subcontinent make him the ideal person to take the team to the next level of performance.
Bayliss also shared his excitement, saying that he has been following the IPL and the Kolkata Knight Riders’ performance and is honored to be a part of the team.