Rajasthan Royals ropes in Muzumdar, Bahutule as coaches

While Muzumdar will be working with the batsmen, Bahutule—who is also the Bengal head-coach—is expected to look after the bowlers.

Amol Muzumder and Sairaj Bahutule listen in as Zubin Bharucha interacts with the Royals' recruits at the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday.   -  RAJASTHAN ROYALS

Rajasthan Royals, after roping in Australian spin great Shane Warne as a mentor for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, has now hired Amol Muzumdar and Sairaj Bahutule as coaches.

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While Muzumdar will be working with the batsmen, Bahutule—who is also the Bengal head-coach—is expected to look after the bowlers.

While the officials remained tight-lipped on the development, Sportstar has learnt that both Muzumdar and Bahutule took charge a few weeks ago. They would be working alongside Royals' cricket director Zubin Bharucha.

Both Bahutule and Muzumdar—also former team-mates in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy side—attended the first two-day team camp at the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday. It will see seven Indian players undergo training.

On day one, young guns—Aryaman Birla, Mahipal Lomror, S Midhun and Jatin Saxena—attended the role specification camp.

Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane too was in attendance to encourage the players. He also had a long chat with Royals’ executive chairman, Ranjit Barthakur.

Shane Warne — who captained Royals for four seasons, from 2008 to 2011—will miss the first half of the camp but is expected to join the team towards the end of March.