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RCB Appoints Andy Flower As Head Coach: A New Era Begins!
By CricShots - Aug 4, 2023 12:53 pm
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Royal Challengers Bangalore, one of the most popular franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has recently made an exciting announcement on social media. Former Zimbabwean cricketer Andy Flower will take charge as their new head coach, succeeding Mike Hesson, the Director of cricket operations, whose tenure ends on August 31.

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In addition to Mike Hesson, the rest of the coaching staff, including head coach Sanjay Bangar, is also expected to depart from Bangalore. The news of Andy Flower’s appointment was shared with RCB fans and followers on the team’s official Instagram account.

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“We are beyond thrilled to welcome ICC Hall of Famer and T20 World Cup winning coach, Andy Flower, as the Head Coach of RCB Men’s team. Andy’s experience of coaching IPL & T20 teams around the world and leading his teams to titles at the PSL, ILT20, The Hundred, and Abu Dhabi T10 will help in developing a championship-winning mindset and take RCB’s #PlayBold philosophy forward,” read the caption of the announcement post.

Before joining Royal Challengers Bangalore, there were reports that Andy Flower was in discussions with several other IPL franchises, including the Rajasthan Royals, for leadership roles. However, the Bangalore side secured his services after his contract with the Lucknow Super Giants concluded, with the latter already appointing former Australian cricketer Justin Langer.

For Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are yet to secure their first IPL title, Andy Flower’s appointment brings renewed hope. The team, led by Faf du Plessis, had a forgettable season in IPL 2023, failing to progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

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Finishing sixth in the standings with 14 points from 14 matches, Bangalore was eliminated in the group stage. With seven wins and seven losses, the team will be eager for a fresh start in the upcoming season, and they are optimistic that Andy Flower’s coaching expertise can turn things around for them. As Flower takes charge, RCB fans eagerly await the team’s performance and progress towards the elusive IPL trophy.