Tendo and Foster reunite in Kolkata Knight Riders coaching staff


Ryan ten Doeschate has rejoined his former IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as Fielding Coach, whilst fellow former-Essex captain, James Foster has been promoted into the role of Assistant Coach.

Since retiring from their playing days, each have forged successful coaching careers, with ten Doeschate moving into the role Foster had previously occupied since 2020.

Foster joined the KKR backroom staff after coaching St Lucia Zouks (Caribbean Premier League), Khulna Tigers (Bangladesh Premier League) and Peshawar Zalmi (Pakistan Super League). He has since worked on various tours with the England Men’s Team and coached Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.

In his latest role, he’ll be working alongside KKR Head Coach Chandrakant Pandit in aiming to guide the franchise to it’s third IPL title.

Tendo ended his playing career in the latter half of the 2021 season and gave a touching goodbye to the Essex faithful during the final game against Northants.

After working with Kent throughout the 2022 season, he joined the Afghanistan coaching staff for the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup and his most recent appointment will see him return to the Team he represented for five years between 2011 and 2015.

In total He represented KKR on 29 occasions with a high score of 70 and was part of their two IPL title-winning sides in 2012 and 2014.