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.
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.
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.
Legend is the word Allan Donald is attached with. The “White Lightening” joins RCB as the bowling coach.
One of the finest Test Bowlers of his generation, Allan Donald is known for his impeccable record. He has been revered by many young athletes across the world. Before Shaun Pollock took over, Allan Donald was the highest wicket-taker for South Africa. He topped the ICC Test rankings in 1998 and went up a notch higher with 895 points a year later.
Donald has been coaching since and has trained many Franchises and teams. His experience brings in great value to RCB.
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.
This brawny, right-arm medium-pacer and explosive middle-order batsman was an imperative part of the Tamil Nadu team that won the Ranji Trophy in 1987-88. He’s been a crucial part of many other domestic teams but most importantly, he’s represented India in both Tests and ODIs.
Bharat has a lot of coaching experience – he was in charge of the Indian team that won the U-19 World Cup in 2012. He also presided over the U-19 Indian team that lost in the quarter finals of the same tournament in 2014. But his shiniest coaching accolade has been his selection as the Bowling Coach of the Indian Team.
His experience with Team India will play a huge hand in improving RCB’s IPL performances and will add great value to the team.