IPL: Kolkata appoints Bharat Arun as bowling coach

Former India bowling coach Bharat Arun has been appointed to take up the same role for two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, said the franchise on Friday ahead of the 2022 season. Arun, who played two Tests and four ODIs for India, takes over the role from former New Zealand pacer Kyle Mills with immediate effect.

I'm very excited and looking forward to becoming part of a highly successful franchise, such as the Knight Riders. I have admired the Knight Riders franchise for not only being very successful in the IPL & around the world in T20 leagues but also for the way it is very professionally run, said Arun on his new coaching role.

Arun was the bowling coach of the India men's cricket team since 2014 and played a key role in developing the pace attack to world-class levels till his tenure came to an end in November 2021 alongside head coach Ravi Shastri and fielding coach R Sridhar.