Reports suggest that CSK had offered former Australian pace legend, Brett Lee, to be the bowling coach for the upcoming edition, which has been declined by the stalwart. According to Mumbai Mirror, the 41-year-old said he wants to continue being involved in TV commentary with “Star Sports” and not engage in on-field activities.
Lee had worked as Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) bowling mentor in IPL 2013. He was also the mentor and brand ambassador of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) team Ruby Kanchi Warriors in the inaugural edition of the local T20 league in 2016.
Lee returned to TNPL last year – not as the mentor of Kanchi Warriors but as commentator with “Star Sports”.
Reports also add that CSK’s former opener Stephen Fleming will be the head coach of the franchise, while Australia great Michael Hussey in all likeliness will be the batting coach.
Hrishikesh Kanitkar, who had worked with Fleming at Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) might also work with CSK in IPL 11. Notably, the former India cricketer and Tamil Nadu coach was credited for spotting and inducting young talents into RPS.