Kirsten to coach Delhi Daredevils

The former Proteas coach has been appointed as head coach of the Delhi Daredevils.

Former Protea coach Gary Kirsten

CAPE TOWN - Former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten has been appointed as head coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils.

The team announced Kirsten's appointment at a press conference in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

After leading India to the World Cup title, Kirsten took charge of his native South Africa where he oversaw a hugely successful tour of England last year.

He secured the Test series 2-0.

The Proteas also became the number one Test team under his leadership.

In May, Kirsten announced his intention to step down as coach of the national side at the end of his contract in August.

He cited family reasons for not extending his contract.

This is Kirsten's first stint as coach of an IPL team.