Ireland assistant coach Rob Cassell will leave his position and join <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) franchise <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/rajasthan-royals">Rajasthan Royals</a> as their new fast bowling coach. The former Australia speedster will take over the reins from Steffan Jones, who has been appointed the development coach for the off-season. <p></p> <p></p>The 36-year-old began as the assistant coach in September 2017 and had worked for South Australian Cricket Association as a high-performance coach in the six years prior to that. He has played nine first-class and four List A games between 2002 and 2011 before switching to coaching roles. <p></p> <p></p>"I am really excited at the prospect of working with the Rajasthan Royals during this year's Indian Premier League," Cassell was quoted as saying by <em>Cricbuzz</em>. <p></p> <p></p>"The Royals have a great fast bowling set-up with a good mix of Indian and foreign pacers, all of whom bring a lot of quality and potential. I have been following the Royals from afar for quite some time, and I think this is a dynamic, exciting and highly competitive fast bowling line up. I am therefore really excited to chip in with my ideas and help maximize this team's abilities. <p></p> <p></p>"It's been a fantastic experience working within Irish cricket over the last three years; it's certainly a time my family and I will look back on very fondly. It's been exciting to play a part in Ireland's journey from Associate to Full Member, and to watch the steady improvement in performance across all formats over that time." <p></p> <p></p>Andrew McDonald was earlier the head coach of the Rajasthan Royals, while New Zealand s Ish Sodhi as spin consultant. They also got Lisa Sthalekar on board as Youth Cricket Advisor.