Gujarat Lions finished in top four in their first season last year in IPL.
Gujarat: IPL franchise Gujarat Lions on Thursday appointed former Indian middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif as its assistant coach for the upcoming season starting April 5.
Speaking on appointment, Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies and Owner, Gujarat Lions said: "Kaif is a great resource for our team, who has valuable experience and in-depth knowledge of the sport.
"The experience that he carries of the game, made us realise that he needs to be given larger roles as it will prove beneficial in our efforts to develop the game. I am confident that our team will benefit immensely from his guidance and mentorship."
Kaif, who will accompany Australia's Brad Hodge, head coach of the team, said he is looking forward to the new role.
"I am looking forward to my new role as an Assistant Coach in the team. It will be a great opportunity to work with a dynamic owner like Keshav Bansal and with extremely talented players with likes of Suresh Raina, Ravinder Jadeja, (Dwayne) Bravo etc.," he said.