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The Delhi Daredevils have named former Australia all-rounder James Hopes as their bowling coach for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Hopes, who played for the Daredevils during his three-year stint in the IPL, represented Australia in 84 ODIs and 12 Twenty20 Internationals.
However, after retiring in 2016, he took up coaching jobs with Queensland and Big Bash League (BBL) franchise, the Brisbane Heat.
Meanwhile, former Assam and Railways first-class cricketer Subhadeep Gosh has been appointed as the Daredevils’ fielding coach.
“Once our auction strategy paid off, it was time to also appoint key personnel in the coaching staff,” Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. “Ricky (Ponting) has had great inputs in both the selection of players and the support staff. We are absolutely delighted to welcome both James (Hopes) and Subhadeep (Ghosh) into the Daredevils family.
“For James (Hopes) it is a sort of homecoming as he has played for Delhi Daredevils earlier. Now he comes with immense experience both as a cricketer and a coach. He will be a great asset for the squad as we have some excellent young fast bowlers. Subhadeep (Ghosh) has been a specialist fielding coach for close to a decade at various levels in first-class cricket and the NCA. We are certain that he will add a lot of value to the squad.”