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David Hussey, Kyle Mills join Kolkata Knight Riders camp
IPL 2020

David Hussey, Kyle Mills join Kolkata Knight Riders camp

Kolkata Knight Riders have added Kyle Mills and David Hussey to their support staff for the next season of the Indian Premier League.

Former New Zealand paceman Mills has been appointed the side's new bowling coach replacing Omkar Salvi while Hussey will be the chief mentor and advisor to the recently named head coach Brendon McCullum.

Hussey was generally regarded as a white-ball specialist in his playing days and represented Australia in 108 international games between 2008 and 2013.

Having plied his trade in various franchise-based T20 leagues around the globe, Hussey also played for the Knight Riders back in 2008 during a stint which stretched for two years.

His elder brother Michael Hussey, who had an illustrious career with Australia in all forms of the game, is currently among the shortlisted candidates to coach rival IPL team Kings XI Punjab.

Mills, meanwhile, ranks as New Zealand's second-most prolific wicket-taker in one-day internationals with 240 wickets in 170 games at an average of 27.

Following his retirement from international cricket in 2015, Mills briefly served as the tactical advisor for PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars in 2017.

He was also the bowling coach with New Zealand for a short while last year.

"They bring a wealth of experience as professionals and are terrific individuals," Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore said in a statement released by the team.

"We are confident that their contribution as part of the think tank of KKR, and to the KKR Academy, will be invaluable," he added.

The Knight Riders, jointly owned by Bollywood giant Shah Rukh Khan, failed to qualify for the playoffs under the leadership of Dinesh Karthik in the twelfth edition of the IPL that concluded in May.