Dav Whatmore has been appointed the Director of Cricket and head coach of the Baroda Ranji team. The Sri Lankan-born Australian coach has a lot of coaching experience and has nurtured young Indian players. Whatmore will join the team ahead of the upcoming domestic season and wants to win trophies with his new team.
Whatmore is set to earn a whopping amount of INR 1 crore per season, which makes him the most expensive coach in India’s First-Class cricket history.
He was the coach when Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996. The Baroda cricket team hasn’t won anything in the last two decades. Skipper Krunal Pandya and Deepak Hooda had a verbal slugfest last season and the latter left the state team after his suspension.
Whatmore will have to regroup the team in order to win titles. Earlier, Whatmore had coached the Kerala side for a season in 2017-18, where they reached the quarterfinals of Ranji Trophy for the first time.
The 67-year old has also coached the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.