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.

Simultaneously, RCB officially confirmed the departure of former head coach Sanjay Bangar and director of cricket operations, Mike Hesson, from their roles.

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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