IPL 2020: Rob Cassell Joins Rajasthan Royals as Fast Bowling Coach
Former Australian domestic cricketer Rob Cassell will handle the fast bowling coaching role of Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
The 36-year-old Cassell served for Australia Under-19 in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2002 in New Zealand, where Cameron White-led Australian youths won their second CWC trophy. The right-arm pacer Cassell played in five matches of that tournament, including the final, and took six wickets.
While he was considered one of the future players in Australian cricket. However, multiple injuries had marred his career. He played only nine first-class matches and four List A games where he picked up 24 and four wickets respectively.
After his cricket career, Cassell took up the coaching role. He was the bowling coach of West End Redbacks (Australian domestic team) till 2017.
Besides, during his term, the team achieved massive success while he remarkably developed the bowlers. Kane Richardson, Joe Mennie etc. are some names of his successful wards.
In 2017, Cassell became the assistant coach and national fast bowling coach of Ireland Cricket Team. His presence developed the pace bowling of the Irish team as Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin to name a few achieved success in international cricket.
I am excited: Rob Cassell
Now, Cassell has taken up the new role as the fast bowling coach of Rajasthan Royals (RR). He will work under the new head coach of this team, Andrew McDonald. He is excited to work with the present fast-bowling line-up of this side.
Cassell said, “I am really excited at the prospect of working with the Rajasthan Royals during this year’s Indian Premier League. The Royals have a great fast bowling set-up with a good mix of Indian and foreign pacers, all of whom bring a lot of quality and potential. I have been following the Royals from afar for quite some time, and I think this is a dynamic, exciting and highly competitive fast bowling line up. I am therefore really excited to chip in with my ideas and help maximise this team’s abilities.”
Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron etc. are some big names among the Indian pacers in the concurrent Royals’ line-up. The top overseas fast bowlers in this team are Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Oshane Thomas and Tom Curran.
Royals’ previous fast bowling coach Steffan Jones will also work with this franchise but in a new role. He will now play the role of development coach of this team in the off-season.
Earlier, the IPL franchise also appointed Ish Sodhi as the spin-bowling consultant for the IPL 2020.
Meanwhile, Lisa Sthalekar is working as the Youth Cricket Advisor of this franchise.