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List of IPL 2020 Head Coaches and Support Staff of all 8 Teams in the Upcoming Season

IPL 2020 Coaches | List of Indian Premier League Coaches & Support Staff

The 13th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League is set to take place in April 2020. All the teams and their respective management committees have already set up their planning process. The auction is going to be held on December 19, 2019 in Kolkata. This is where all the franchises would look to fill the voids of their sides so that they can put up scintillating performances in the upcoming season.

There have been many illustrious IPL coaches in the previous campaigns. This trend is all set to continue in 2020 too. IPL is such a platform where the likes of Trevor Bayliss and Ricky Ponting would share their rich tactical acumen with their respective teams. In order to ensure necessary support to their players, the teams are going all out to hire the best coaches and support staff for their respective teams. So, let’s explore the list of coaches and their support staff for all the 8 participating teams in IPL 2020.

Rajasthan Royals Head Coach & Support Staff for IPL 2020

To be precise, Rajasthan Royals had a below-par tournament in 2019. Keeping their horrid performance in mind, they have now appointed former Australian all-rounder Andrew McDonald as their head coach. He is also the coach of Team Victoria in the Sheffield Shield. He also has trained the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. Here is the list of other support staff of Rajasthan Royals.

  • Batting Coach: Amol Mazumdar
  • Spin Bowling Mentor: Sairaj Bahutule
  • Fast Bowling Coach: Steffan Jones
  • Physiotherapist: John Gloster
  • Fielding Coach: Dishant Yagnik

Kolkata Knight Riders Head Coach and Support Staff for IPL 2020

After putting up an impressive show in the last five years, the Kolkata-based franchise finished at the fifth position in IPL 2019. Moreover, the side could only achieve 6 wins from 14 matches they played. By considering this performance, the team has parted ways with Simon Katich and Jacques Kallis ahead of IPL 2020. This is the reason that the team management has appointed Brendon McCullum as the head coach of KKR. He has been an integral part of KKR during his playing days and lit the very first match of IPL with a scintillating 158 runs innings.

  • Assistant Coach: Abhishek Nayar
  • Mentor: David Hussey
  • Bowling Coach: Kyle Mills

Mumbai Indians Head Coach and Support Staff for IPL 2020

Mumbai Indians are the defending champions of the league as they emerged victorious in the finals of IPL 2019. Being one of the most successful teams in the history of the IPL, the Mumbai Indians have some big names in the list of their support staff. Be it Robin Singh or Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai Indians have always preferred to keep stalwarts in their support staff. After Ricky Ponting’s switch to Delhi Capitals, the Mumbai Indians had appointed Mahela Jayewardene as their head coach in 2017. Notably, the Rohit Sharma-led outfit has won two IPL trophies under Mahela’s tenure.

  • Fielding Coach: James Pamment
  • Batting Coach: Robin Singh
  • Bowling Coach: Shane Bond
  • Batting Mentor: Sachin Tendulkar

Delhi Capitals Head Coach and Support Staff for IPL 2020

From being one of the worst performing teams in IPL to one of the most consistent teams of 2019, DC has come a long way. Under Ricky Ponting’s coaching, they have had their most memorable IPL last year when they finished third. In 2020, Ricky Ponting is all set to hold his position as the head coach of the team. Ricky Ponting was once the most prolific captain of the Australian Cricket Team. He has also played for Kolkata in IPL. He was also the coach of the Mumbai Indians.

  • Assistant Coach: Mohammad Kaif
  • Fast Bowling Coach: James Hopes

Sunrisers Hyderabad Head Coach and Support Staff for IPL 2020

The Sunrisers Hyderabad has been one of the most prolific IPL teams in the last five years. Though they have not won last year, Sunrisers Hyderabad finished among the top four in 2019. But keeping in mind the future of the outfit, the team management has appointed Trevor Bayliss as the head coach of the team. Trevor Bayliss will bring a wealth of experience with him to the team. He has previously coached the KKR outfit and they have emerged victorious twice under his coaching.

  • Assistant Coach: Brad Haddin
  • Batting Mentor: V. V. S. Laxman
  • Performance Analyst: Gary Kirstein

Chennai Super Kings Head Coach and Support Staff for IPL 2020

Stephen Fleming continues his long association with CSK as their head coach. Once the captain of the New Zealand national side and a player of CSK, Fleming brings to the table a lot of calmness and tactical coaching acumen. He has also the experience of coaching the Rising Pune Supergiant in the years 2016 and 2017 respectively. The kiwi legend knows the team inside out and is aware of the intricacies of the outfit.

  • Assistant Coach: Michael Hussey
  • Bowling Coach: Lakshmipathy Balaji
  • Bowling consultant: Eric Simons

Kings XI Punjab Head Coach and Support Staff for IPL 2020

Anil Kumble has replaced Mike Hesson as the new coach of the Kings XI Punjab. In the past, Kumble has worked with RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and also the Mumbai Indians. The Punjab-based outfit has never been able to ensure a top three berth for themselves. Moreover, Kumble has also been in the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore. With the technical knowledge that Kumble has, it is quite probable that he would transform the Punjab-based outfit to a formidable one. His experience would play a pivotal role in the overall success of the Kings XI Punjab.

  • Bowling Coach: Ryan Harris
  • Batting Coach: Wasim Jaffer
  • Fielding Coach: Jonty Rhodes

Royal Challengers Bangalore Head Coach and Support Staff for IPL 2020

Despite possessing a star-studded lineup, the RCB outfit has never managed to won a single IPL title. This side led by Virat Kohli has been trying their level best to win the most coveted trophy. However, things and luck have not been in their favor. This is the reason that RCB has altered their coaching staff hoping that this can turn things around. Simon Katich was the coach of KKR and has been an Australian national player. He has prior experience of coaching the KKR outfit. With Hesson, Katich is all set to apply his sharp cricketing brain to plot the success of RCB.

  • Director of Cricket Operations: Mike Hesson
  • Assistant Coach: Mithun Manhas
  • Bowling Coach: Asish Nehra

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