Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) remain unchanged with their coaching and support staff for IPL 2023. The RCB men's team under Faf du Plessis will continue its quest for the elusive IPL title.
They finished third in the previous edition of the IPL and will start the new season on April 2 as they host Mumbai Indians at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru after three years.
Let's take a look at the coaching staff of RCB for the IPL 2023 season below.
RCB 2023 Head Coach
Former Indian all-rounder Sanjay Bangar will continue as the head coach of RCB for the second straight season. Bangar replaced Australia's Simon Katich as RCB head coach ahead of IPL 2022 after working with the franchise as batting consultant for one season in IPL 2021.
Bangar had previously worked as Indian men's team batting coach from 2014 to 2019. He was also the head coach of Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) for three seasons.
In Bangar's first season at the helm, RCB qualified for the playoffs before losing the Qualifier 2 clash against Rajasthan Royals.
RCB 2023 Batting Coach
Former Indian all-rounder Sridharan Sriram was named the batting and spin bowling coach of RCB in September 2019. This will be Sriram's fourth season where he looks after the dual roles in the coaching set up of RCB.
Sriram has coached with a couple of international men's cricket teams. He was the spin-bowling assistant coach for Australia for six years. He was the technical consultant for Bangladesh men's side for Asia Cup and T20 World Cup in 2022.
RCB 2023 Bowling Coach
Adam Griffith will be the bowling coach of RCB for the fourth consecutive season. Griffith represented Tasmania men's cricket team in 50 FC, 54 List A and 12 T20 matches from 2002 to 2010.
He has the experience of bowling coach and assistant coach at Western Australia. He was bowling coach of Australia men's cricket team under Justin Langer for major tournaments like 2019 World Cup and 2019 Ashes. He was head coach of Tasmania for five seasons and was later named as Senior Bowling Coach for Cricket Victoria in June 2022.
RCB 2023 Fielding Coach
Malolan Rangarajan is not only the fielding coach of RCB but also their talent scout. With the formation of a women's team in the inaugural season of WPL, Rangarajan was the assistant head coach & head of scouting for RCB women.
Rangarajan played domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu and Uttarkhand. He also played for the Lyca Kovai Kings and VB Thiruvallur Veerans in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
Other Support Staff for RCB 2023
Mike Hesson - Director of Cricket Operations.
Shanker Basu - Strength and Conditioning Coach
Evan Speechly - Team Physio
Freddie Wildie - Team Analyst
Navnita Gautam - Sports Massage Therapist
Sabyasachi Sahoo - Assistant Team Physio
Ramesh Mane - Masseur and Caretaker
Mangesh - Masseur
Dr. Sanjana Kiran - Wellness Expert
Dr. Harini Priyadarshini - Team Doctor