We are beyond thrilled to welcome and winning coach as the of RCB Men’s team.
Andy’s experience of coaching IPL & T20 teams around the world, and leading his teams to titles…^(
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets)^(
“RCB have an unrivalled fan following and I can’t wait to fully experience the atmosphere in the Chinnaswamy next season,” Flower said in a statement. “I recognise the work put in by Mike Hesson and Sanjay Bangar, who are two coaches I respect, and I look forward to the challenge of taking RCB to new heights.
“I’m particularly excited to be reunited with Faf [du Plessis, the captain]. We have worked very well together in the past and I look forward to forging our partnership and relationship into something bigger and better.
“We have an exciting roster of players to work with, and I recognise and will relish both the amazing opportunity with RCB but also the responsibility that comes with the role. It is a great challenge, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Under Hesson, RCB finished fourth in the league in 2020 before losing the Eliminator to Sunrisers Hyderabad; in 2021, they were third in the league phase and lost the Eliminator to Kolkata Knight Riders; and they were fourth again in the IPL 2022 league stage, then they won the Eliminator, but lost Qualifier 2 to Rajasthan Royals. The 2023 season was a poor one, where they finished sixth among ten teams.
RCB have reached the IPL final thrice in 16 seasons so far, but are yet to win the trophy.
More to follow…