Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss on Sunday said since he shares a good rapport with skipper Gautam Gambhir as they think alike, he is hoping for good results in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
"I met him in Sydney last year when India were playing in Australia. We had an informal talk. But I sensed that we share the same mentality and think likewise," Bayliss said in his first media interaction after joining the IPL outfit.
"I am looking forward to a successful outing with him for KKR."
KKR are yet to win the title and have seen two coaches in John Buchanan and Dav Whatmore.
"The T20 cricket is the lottery. Anyone can win on a given day," said the 49-year old Australian who is also the coach of Sydney Sixers in the Australian Big Bash.
Under him, the Sixers won the T20 tournament this year beating Perth Scorchers in the final.
"I am very excited about the IPL. It should be very interesting here. There are some strong teams in the IPL like Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils," added Bayliss.
"We have some excellent players in our side. The talent is enormous...It will be a fresh start with a new ideas and new enthusiasm. I am looking forward to meeting the boys," he said.
Kolkata open their campaign against Delhi at home on April 5.