KKR hires England's white-ball analyst as strategic consultant

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MUMBAI: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has hired England's white-ball analyst Nathan Leamon as its strategic consultant ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).

KKR Nathan Leamon
Nathan Leamon

Leamon will be involved with KKR's auction planning, and he will work alongside AR Srikkanth, KKR's current performance analyst, ESPNCricinfo reports.

Leamon has been working with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) since 2009 and he has grown close proximity to white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan. Spending two months in IPL with Morgan can be crucial to Leamon and ECB ahead of the T20 World Cup this year slated to be played in India.

While this is Leamon's first stint in the IPL, he has previously worked with Multan Sultans in Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The IPL auction is scheduled to take place on February 18 in Chennai. KKR has eight slots available, including two for overseas players after the side released Tom Banton and Chris Green from their 2021 squad.