• Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Mike Hesson, Sanjay Bangar join Royal Challengers Bangalore after IPL 2023: Report

Mike Hesson, Sanjay Bangar join Royal Challengers Bangalore after IPL 2023: Report

Royal Challengers Bangalore have reportedly parted ways with Mike Hesson and Sanjay Bangar after IPL 2023. Both coaches were prominent members of the franchise’s backroom staff. Hesson joined RCB in 2019 while Bangar joined the camp in 2021. RCB failed to qualify for the second round of IPL 2023.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are set to make major changes to their backroom staff ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 as they reportedly parted ways with their director of cricket Mike Hesson and head coach Sanjay Bangar. The Faf du Plessis-led team struggled in IPL 2023 and finished sixth in the points table with 7 wins from 14 matches.

RCB had a better NRR than fourth-placed Mumbai Indians and one more win could have qualified them for the playoffs. The Indian Express reported that the franchise has released two prominent coaches and is now looking for new coaches.

Hesson joined RCB ahead of IPL 2020. He was one of the front-runners to become India’s head coach in 2019, finishing second behind the retained Ravi Shastri. Hesson joined Simon Katich at RCB a few days after missing out on being the head coach of Team India.

Bangar was unable to retain his job as Team India’s batting coach during that period. After taking up commentary, he stayed away from coaching for the next two years. The former Indian all-rounder has joined RCB as their batting consultant ahead of IPL 2021. He was appointed as the head coach of RCB for IPL 2022 and 2023.

With Virat Kohli stepping down as captain after IPL 2021, RCB has undergone a major change during the Hessian-Bangar era. The franchise bought Faf du Plessis in the IPL 2022 mega auction and entrusted him with the best job.

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