Among the 8 regular franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team which has been always providing the fans with the edge of the seat thrillers is none other than the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). It has been home to some of the iconic personalities of the gentlemen’s game. Their brand of cricket has been invariably increasing the aura of this yearly event.
The franchise, presently led by Virat Kohli, has qualified for the final a couple of times, but couldn’t go to win the title. Last time around, the Challengers finished at the bottom of the points table, having won only five matches.
Kohli has come under fire on a number of times due to his side’s lacklustre run in the tournament. Quite a few seasons ago, he replaced Daniel Vettori as the captain, but he hasn’t been able to change the team’s fortunes.
In the meantime, it has been learned that the Challengers have announced the entire support staff for the upcoming season of the popular T20 tournament.
Former Team India trainer Shanker Basu has made a return to RCB as he has been appointed as the strength and conditioning coach of the franchise for the IPL in 2020. Evan Speechly, Malolan Rangarajan, Major Soumyadeep Pyne are the Team Physio, Head of Scouting and Team Manager respectively.
RCB Support Staff:
Mike Hesson- Director of Cricket Operations
Simon Katich- Head Coach
Adam Griffith- Bowling Coach
Sridharan Sriram- Batting and Spin-bowling Coach
Shankar Basu- Strength and Conditioning Coach
Evan Speechly- Team Physio
Malolan Rangarajan- Head of Scouting
Major Soumyadeep Pyne- Team Manager
Sports Mechanics- Analytics