IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils has roped in former India batsman and current Mumbai Ranji Trophy coach Praveen Amre as their assistant coach for the upcoming season, removing South African Eric Simons, who was with the franchise for five editions, starting 2010.
Former South African cricketers have said that that the depth in Proteas cricket is not a strong as many may have believed, adding that the one-day side have a long road ahead if they are to win a major ICC event.
The absence of Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder coupled with injuries to some key players at the start of the season were some of the reasons for Delhi Daredevils disastrous campaign in the ongoing Pepsi Indian Premier League, said coach Eric Simons.
Delhi Daredevils might have virtually qualified for the play-offs but head coach Eric Simons today warned his players not to take their feet off the pedal when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in a crucial IPL match on Saturday.
Injured speedster Ishant Sharma may not have lived upto his potential in the past few years but India`s former bowling coach Eric Simons feels that team should invest in the lanky speedster as he has the ability to lead the attack once Zaheer Khan retires.
He is no longer India`s bowling coach but Eric Simmons is someone who has played a pivotal role in making Bengal speedster Ashok Dinda a much improved and most talked about bowler in the current domestic season.