Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCallum has become the assistant coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Earlier he used to play with this team. According to a report, this IPL team has signed him as an assistant coach. McCallum, who recently retired from all forms of international cricket, is also the head coach of the Caribbean Premier League team Trinidad Knight Riders. In both these teams, he will replace Simon Katich of Australia. McCallum retired from international cricket in 2016, although he has played in various T20 leagues around the world. KKR was linked to McCallum in the opening season of the IPL. He played an aggressive innings of 158 runs in the first match of the IPL. He was a member of the KKR team for five seasons and meanwhile he also captained the team in 2009.