IPL Coaches

Last Modified Mar 17, 2023 14:02 IST
TeamHead Coach
Mumbai IndiansMark Boucher
Chennai Super KingsStephen Fleming
Kolkata Knight RidersChandrakant Pandit
Rajasthan RoyalsKumar Sangakkara
Sunrisers HyderabadBrian Lara
Royal Challengers BangaloreSanjay Bangar
Gujarat TitansAshish Nehra
Lucknow Super GiantsAndy Flower
Delhi CapitalsRicky Ponting
Punjab KingsTrevor Bayliss

IPL 2023 Coach

Coaching is the integral part behind a team's performance and brings a lot of inputs in terms of technical aspects of the game. With the modern day game requiring a rapid approach in shorter formats, the coaches are demanding.

With players suffering physical injuries and mental stress in a crammed cricket schedule around the year, there is a need for specific coaches for extensive roles apart from the ones for bowling, batting and fielding.

There are a few changes in the coaching staff of the 10 IPL teams but many faces will be the same as IPL 2023 comes around the corner. Let's take a detailed look at all the 10 head coaches and their support staff for IPL 2023.

Mumbai Indians

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Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, who served as the head coach of Mumbai Indians from 2017 to 2022, was elevated to global head of performance at the franchise. Zaheer Khan was also promoted from director of cricket operations to global head of cricket development.

Mark Boucher, who was the head coach of South Africa men's cricket team until the T20 World Cup in Australia last year, will replace Jayawardene in the head coach role for the five-time IPL champions.

Veteran Mumbai Indians player Kieron Pollard will take over as the batting coach after announcing retirement from IPL last year. Former Karnataka captain J Arunkumar will be the assistant batting coach of MI.

Mumbai Indians coaching staff for IPL 2023: Sachin Tendulkar (Icon), Zaheer Khan (Global Head of Cricket Development), Mahela Jayawardene (Global Head of Performance), Mark Boucher (Head Coach), Shane Bond (Bowling Coach), Kieron Pollard (Batting Coach), Arunkumar Jagadeesh (Assistant Batting Coach), James Pamment (Fielding Coach), Paul Chapman (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Pratik Kadam (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach), Nagendra Prasad (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach).

Chennai Super Kings

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IPL's highest wicket-taker Dwayne Bravo, who retired last year from IPL, has joined the CSK coaching staff as a bowling coach, replacing Lakshmipathy Balaji in the role. Bravo's inclusion is the only notable change in the CSK coaching staff under Stephen Fleming.

Chennai Super Kings coaching staff for IPL 2023: Stephen Fleming (Head Coach), Michael Hussey (Batting Coach), Dwayne Bravo (Bowling Coach), Eric Simons (Bowling Consultant), Rajiv Kumar (Fielding Coach).

Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Legendary West Indies cricketer Brian Lara replaced Tom Moody as head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2023. Lara was promoted from his role of strategic advisor and batting coach in IPL 2022. The move came after Tom Moody ended his nine-year association with the franchise in September 2022. SRH hasn't named anyone for the role of batting coach vacated by Lara after his elevation and the rest of the coaching staff will remain the same from last year.

Sunrisers Hyderabad coaching staff for IPL 2023: Brian Lara (Head Coach), Simon Helmot (Assistant Coach), Dale Steyn (Fast Bowling Coach), Muttiah Muralitharan (Spin Bowling Coach), Hemang Badani (Fielding Coach and Scout).

Kolkata Knight Riders

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Renowned coach in Indian domestic cricket Chandrakant Pandit has replaced Brendon McCullum as head coach after the latter took over as England's Test side head coach last year. Pandit will be the first Indian head coach to take the charge at KKR after the franchise had five foreign coaches in the role in the last 15 seasons.

Former Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doescathe, who represented the franchise in 29 IPL matches from 2011 to 2015, will join them as their fielding coach as James Foster was promoted to the role of assistant coach.

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Kolkata Knight Riders coaching staff for IPL 2023: Chandrakant Pandit (Head Coach), David Hussey (Mentor), Abhishek Nayar (Assistant Coach), James Foster (Assistant Coach), Bharat Arun (Bowling Coach), Omkar Salvi (Assistant Bowling Coach), Ryan ten Doeschate (Fielding Coach).

Rajasthan Royals

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Rajasthan Royals will have the same coaching setup in IPL 2023 like they had last season. Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara will continue the dual responsibilities of Director of Cricket Operations and Head Coach.

Rajasthan Royals coaching staff for IPL 2023: Kumar Sangakkara (Director of Cricket Operations and Head Coach), Trevor Penny (Assistant Coach), Zubin Bharucha (Development and Performance Director), Lasith Malinga (Fast Bowling Coach), Steffan Jones (High Performance Fast Bowling Coach), Paddy Upton (Team Catalyst), Dishant Yagnik (Fielding Coach), AT Rajamani Prabhu (Performance Specialist).

Royal Challengers Bangalore

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RCB are unlikely to change their coaching staff from the previous edition after the team qualified for the playoffs for the third season in a row. Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Bangar will continue in the role of head coach for the second successive season and New Zealand's Mike Hesson will be the Director of Cricket Operations.

Royal Challengers Bangalore coaching staff for IPL 2023: Mike Hesson (Director of Cricket Operations), Sanjay Bangar (Head Coach), Sridharan Sriram (Batting and Spin Bowling Coach), Adam Griffith (Bowling Coach), Malolan Rangarajan (Head of Scouting and Fielding Coach), Basu Shanker (Strength & Conditioning Coach).

Gujarat Titans

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After clinching the title in their first season, the defending champions won't alter any changes to their coaching staff nor have they made any additions to it. Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra will continue to don the hat of head coach along with Gary Kirsten and Vikram Solanki as batting coach and Director of Cricket respectively.

Gujarat Titans coaching staff for IPL 2023: Vikram Solanki (Director of Cricket), Ashish Nehra (Head Coach), Gary Kirsten (Batting Coach and Mentor), Aashish Kapoor (Assistant Coach), Mithun Manhas (Assistant Coach), Narender Negi (Assistant Coach), Rajnikanth Sivagnanam (Strength & Conditioning Coach).

Lucknow Super Giants

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The Super Giants haven't made any additional signing to their coaching staff for IPL 2023, however, Gautam Gambhir, who was the mentor of the team in its inaugural season in IPL 2022, has been named as the Global Mentor by the franchise. The decision came after the RPSG Group bought Durban's Super Giants in SA 20, South Africa's brand-new T20 franchise tournament.

Lucknow Super Giants coaching staff for IPL 2023: Gautam Gambhir (Global Mentor), Andy Flower (Head Coach), Vijay Dahiya (Assistant Coach), Andy Bichel (Bowling Coach), Richard Halsall (Fielding Coach), Warren Andrews (Strength and Conditioning Coach).

Delhi Capitals

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Delhi Capitals will continue with the same coaching staff as seen in IPL 2022 under Ricky Ponting. This would be the sixth year for the former Australian skipper in charge of the Capitals' coaching staff since he was appointed in the role in 2018. Ponting will have three assistant coaches as the team hasn't named any particular batting coach.

Delhi Capitals coaching staff for IPL 2023: Ricky Ponting (Head Coach), Shane Watson (Assistant Coach), Pravin Amre (Assistant Coach), Ajit Agarkar (Assistant Coach), James Hopes (Fast Bowling Coach), Biju George (Fielding Coach), Vivek Ramakrishna (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Wayne Lombard (Strength and Conditioning Coach).

Punjab Kings

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England's World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss, who has also won the IPL twice as KKR head coach, replaced Anil Kumble as Punjab Kings head coach in September 2022.

Former Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was named assistant coach to Bayliss and Wasim Jaffer was reappointed in the role of batting coach by the franchise.

The 2014 IPL finalists also roped in former India and Karnataka spinner Sunil Joshi in the capacity of spin bowling coach of Punjab Kings for IPL 2023.

Punjab Kings coaching staff for IPL 2023: Tevor Bayliss (Head Coach), Brad Haddin (Assistant Coach), Wasim Jaffer (Batting Coach), Charl Langeveldt (Fast Bowling Coach), Sunil Joshi (Spin Bowling Coach), Prince Kumar (Side Arm Thrower), Adrian Le Roux (Strength and Conditioning Coach).