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The men that matter the most and call the shots. Meet the think tank of Team RCB that has made the team what it is today.

Think Tank
Brijesh Patel

Head - Cricket Operations

Best known for his courageous 49 in India's successful chase of 406 against the West Indies in Port-of-Spain in 1976, Brijesh Patel was an exciting batsman and outstanding fielder for India in the seventies.

As Head - Cricket Operations of RCB, he has used his deep cricketing knowledge to put in place a young talent development program for RCB with some of the brightest prospects, from India. Brijesh Patel was also involved in the decision to hire Ray Jennings as coach; which, along with the appointment of Anil Kumble as captain and his continued role as mentor has seen RCB attain consistent success over the past few seasons.

Russell Adams

VP-Commercial Operations and Cricket Academy at Royal Challengers Bangalore

Russell Adams is the Vice President of Commercial Operations and Cricket Academy at Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB is not his first stint at the IPL, he cut his teeth as Venue Manager at Chennai before moving on to KKR where he also was a consultant for their CSR/Cricket Academy.

Born in Cape Town, Russell has had stints with various South African sports teams. He was a Cricket Manager at the Western Province Cricket Association. He followed it up with a stint as the Team and Operations Manager of the Nashua Cape Cobras cricket franchise and was appointed the Project Manager at Newlands Cricket Ground for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 South Africa 2007 tournament.

Way before this, he was a logistics manager at the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa. His presence at RCB will only help make the fan experiences at the M Chinnaswamy and off it even better than it is now.

Daniel Vettori

Head Coach

His uncanny ability to vary in flight, speed and length rather than turn, has made Daniel Vettori New Zealand's best left-arm spinner for over a decade across all formats of the game.

At 18, Vettori was New Zealand's youngest Test cricketer. Over the years, he became one of those rare players to complete a double of 300 Test wickets and 3000 runs. Some of his best bowling performances have come against Australia, most notably his career-best Test match figures of 12/149 at Eden Park in 2000 – where he rocked the Aussie batsmen with his drifting spells.

He has been an inspirational figure in the IPL, where he plied his trade for Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2011. Vettori's experience at the international level both as a player as well as captain will enhance the RCB dressing room for IPL 7. His familiarity with the franchise's dynamics will be an added advantage for the team.

Trent Woodhill

Batting and fielding Coach

Trent Woodhill is Team RCB’s batting and fielding coach. He has an incredible coaching background and has been associated with the National cricket teams of Pakistan and New Zealand.

He has trained the Melbourne Stars for the Big Bash League and is also credited with molding David Warner’s career as well as emerging Australian T20 talent Nick Maddinson. Here’s welcoming Trent to the RCB family.