IPL: Mohammad Kaif appointed assistant coach of Gujarat Lions

Former Indian International batsman Mohammad Kaif has been named assistant coach of the Gujarat Lions for the 2017 IPL season. The tournament will be Kaif’s maiden run, and he will be appointee to head coach Brad Hodge.

Lions, captained by Suresh Raina, completed top of the class organize in their first IPL season, in 2016, yet neglected to fit the bill for the last since they lost both their playoff matches.

Kaif, 36, was named chief of Chhattisgarh in their lady Ranji Trophy season in 2016-17. He likewise drove Chhattisgarh in the as of late finished up between state T20 competition, where they won two of the five amusements in the Central Zone.

Kaif has been related with three IPL groups as a player – Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kaif, who played 13 Tests and 125 one-day internationals, was a vital piece of the Uttar Pradesh side for near 10 years and-a-half, in the wake of making his top of the line make a big appearance in 1997-98. He assumed a key part in UP’s lady Ranji Trophy title triumph in 2005-06, when they beat Bengal on the premise of a first-innings lead in Lucknow.

Eminent for being a coarse batsman and a superb defender, Kaif has 10,093 keeps running in 182 five star matches at a normal of 39.12.

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