RR Coach 2023

Last Modified Mar 24, 2023 13:44 IST

RR Coach 2023

Year RR Head Caoch
2008-2012Shane Warne
2013-2015, 2019Paddy Upton
2020Andrew McDonald
2021- PresentKumar Sangakkara

(Note: There was no head coach for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 and Shane Warne was the team mentor in that season.)

Rajasthan Royals star their IPL 2023 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

After finishing as the runners-up last season, Royals will be keen to progress with a second title in the cash-rich league. Sanju Samson will lead the side for the third season on the trot.

Let us look at the coaching staff and support staff members of Rajasthan Royals below.

RR 2023 Head Coach

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Legendary Sri Lankan player Kumar Sangakkara will continue in the role of head coach cum Director of Cricket Operations. Sangakkara joined the RR team management in 2021 as the Director of Cricket Operations and took over the responsibilities of head coach after Andrew McDonald parted ways with the franchise ahead of IPL 2021.

This will be the third season in a row for the former Sri Lankan skipper in shouldering the responsibilities of the dual roles. Royals made it to the final of IPL 2022 and finished the season as runners-up, it was their only appearance in an IPL final since they lifted the cup in 2008.

RR 2023 Batting Coach

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There is no particular role of a batting coach at Rajasthan Royals for the last two seasons and this year also it will be the same. Mumbai's present head coach Amol Muzumdar was the last person to be in charge as batting coach in IPL 2020.

Since the appointment of Sangakkara as head coach and team director in 2021, it seems as if the Sri Lankan is taking care of a batting coach along with the Royals' assistant coach Trevor Penney.

RR 2023 Bowling Coach

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Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who is the second most wicket-taker in the IPL, was appointed Rajasthan Royals fast bowling coach ahead of the last season.

This is the second coaching role for Malinga after held the role of bowling mentor at Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018 when he was ignored during the auctions.

Malinga has worked with the likes of Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna with the latter showing massive progress in his IPL career with 19 wickets in 17 games at an economy of 8.29.

RR 2023 Fielding Coach

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Former Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper Dishant Yagnik is the fielding coach of the team for IPL 2023. He was appointed in this role in 2018 and this will be his sixth straight season with the inaugural IPL champions in their coaching staff.

Yagnik played 25 matches for the Royals between IPl 2011 and IPL 2015 apart from playing a couple of matches in the Champions League T20. Yagnik was also appointed as the head coach of Pondicherry cricket team in 2021.

Other Support Staff for RR 2023

  1. Trevor Penny - Assistant Coach

  2. Zubin Bharucha - Development and Performance Director

  3. AT Rajamani Prabhu - Strength and Conditioning Coach

  4. John Gloster - Head Physio

  5. Neil Barry - Assistant Physio

  6. Dr. Rob Young - Team Doctor

  7. Mon Brokman - Mental Performance Coach

  8. Giles Lindsay - Head of Analytics and Technology

  9. Siddhartha Lahiri - Support Coach