In a significant development, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have brought aboard Andy Flower, the former Zimbabwean captain, to steer the team as the head coach in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.
The decision comes swiftly after RCB’s announcement regarding the departure of former head coach Sanjay Bangar and Director of Cricket Operations, Mike Hesson.
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome ICC Hall of Famer and T20 World Cup winning coach Andy Flower as the Head Coach of RCB Men’s team. Andy’s experience of coaching IPL & T20 teams around the world, and leading his teams to titles at the PSL, ILT20, The Hundred and Abu Dhabi T10 will help in developing a championship winning mindset and take RCB’s #PlayBold philosophy forward,” RCB tweeted.
We are beyond thrilled to welcome 𝗜𝗖𝗖 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿 and 𝗧𝟮𝟬 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗖𝘂𝗽 winning coach 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐲 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 as the 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 of RCB Men’s team. 🤩🙌— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 4, 2023
Andy’s experience of coaching IPL & T20 teams around the world, and leading his teams to titles… pic.twitter.com/WsMYGCkcYT
Simultaneously, RCB officially confirmed the departure of former head coach Sanjay Bangar and director of cricket operations, Mike Hesson, from their roles.
We thank 𝐌𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧 and 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐫 for their commendable work during the stints as 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 and 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 of RCB. 🙌#PlayBold #ನಮ್ಮRCB @CoachHesson pic.twitter.com/Np2fLuRdC0— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 4, 2023
Flower transitions to RCB after leading the Lucknow Super Giants for two IPL editions. He secured 3rd place finishes for LSG in 2022 and 2023. Flower has also previously coached Punjab Kings and England, achieving notable Ashes victories (2009 and 2013 at home, and the 2010-11 victory Down Under).
Last Updated on August 4, 2023
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