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Gary Kirsten and Dan Christian added to Netherlands’ coaching staff


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The former cricketers, Garry Kirsten and Dan Christian are added to be Netherlands’ short-term coaches which means for the entire T20 World Cup, 2022 in Australia starting from October 16th.

Both the cricketers expressed their delights over the Dutch team for the level of skill and professionalism they possess including good ethics. Look at what Garry said,

“I really enjoyed working with the Dutch team in Cape Town and I look forward to joining them as a consultant in the T20 World Cup,”

He added,

“I was impressed with the level of skill and professionalism during the camp. They will be ready and determined to make a big impact at the T20 World Cup.”

From the other end, Dan Christian recited the same tone as Garry saying,

“I’ve had a great couple of weeks getting to know the guys, and I’ve been extremely impressed with everyone’s work ethic at practice. I’m looking forward to seeing them have some well-deserved success on the field.”

Why Garry and Dan?

Because these two coaches have a fantastic track record, let’s see how:

  • Garry has helped team India to reach T20 world Cup semi-finals twice i.e., 2009 and 2010.
  • Garry also helped the South African team in 2012.
  • Garry was also the batting coach for the newly selected IPL team, Gujarat Titans team who won this year’s (2022) IPL title.

Whereas concerning to Christian, was part of Australia’s 2010, 2012 and 2014’s T20 World Cups and also a traveling reserve during the 2021 world edition in the UAE. As mentioned in the ESPN sports news channel, Christian has a vast variety of knowledge in Australian venues and can act as a game changer for the Dutch team.

Both cricketers are experienced cricketers and have the ability to bring the best of the least team. Roland Lefebvre, who is KNCB’s (KoninklijkeNederlandse Cricket Bond) high performance manager welcomed both the coaches and said,

“We are very excited to welcome both Gary Kirsten and Dan Christian to our coaching staff for the T20 World Cup. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, which will be of great help in the lead-up to and during the World Cup.”


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