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IPL auction 2023 coaches: Support staff of each team | Indian Premier League

IPL auction support staff
by Wisden Staff 5 minute read

IPL auction 2023 coaches: several teams underwent changes to their support staff. Here is the final list of coaches and other support staff for all 10 teams.

The most significant of these changes took place in the Punjab Kings camp. They replaced head coach Anil Kumble, assistant coach Jonty Rhodes, batting coach Julian Wood, and bowling coach Damien Wright with – in that order – Trevor Bayliss, Brad Haddin, Wasim Jaffer, and Charl Langeveldt.

Mumbai Indians promoted Zaheer Khan from direct of cricket operations to global head of cricket development, and Mahela Jayawardene from head coach to global head of performance. They appointed Mark Boucher in Jayawardene’s role, replaced Robin Singh as batting coach with Kieron Pollard (who announced his retirement from the IPL), and roped in J Arunkumar as Boucher’s assistant.


Chennai Super Kings, too, replaced bowling coach L Balaji with the recently retired Dwayne Bravo. When Brendon McCullum took up the role of the England Test team, the Kolkata Knight Riders got Chandrakant Pandit for him. They also got Ryan ten Doeschate as fielding coach, while promoting former fielding coach James Foster as Pandit’s assistant.

After parting ways with head coach Tom Moody, Sunrisers Hyderabad promoted batting coach Brian Lara in his place. Lucknow Super Giants, meanwhile, promoted team mentor Gautam Gambhir to global mentor.

IPL auction 2023 coaches: Support staff for each team

Chennai Super Kings: Stephen Fleming (head coach), Michael Hussey (batting coach), Dwayne Bravo (bowling coach), Eric Simmons (bowling consultant), Rajiv Kumar (fielding coach), Tommy Simsek (physio), Gregory King (trainer), R Russell (manager), Madhu Thottappillil (doctor), Lakshmi Narayanan (high performance analyst), Sanjay Natarajan (logistics manager), Khalil Khan (masseur).

Delhi Capitals: Ricky Ponting (head coach), Ajit Agarkar (assistant coach), Pravin Amre (assistant coach), Shane Watson (assistant coach), James Hopes (fast bowling coach), Biju George (fielding coach), Patrick Farhart (physio), Dhananjay Kaushik (assistant physio), Abhijit Salvi (doctor), Sriram Somayajula (analyst), Vivek Ramakrishna (strength and conditioning coach), Wayne Lombard (strength and conditioning coach).

Gujarat Titans: Vikram Solanki (director of cricket), Ashish Nehra (head coach), Ashish Kapoor (assistant coach), Mithun Manhas (assistant coach), Gary Kirsten (batting coach and mentor), Rajinikanth Sivagnanam (strength and conditioning coach), Sandeep Raju (performance analyst), Rizwan Khan (doctor), Rohit Sawalkar (lead physio), Gaurav Sharma (physio), Satyajit Parab (manager), Dhaval Shah (assistant logistics manager), Rahul Kumar (lead masseur), Manish Sharma (masseur), Ashok Sadh (throwdown specialist).

Kolkata Knight Riders: Chandrakant Pandit (head coach), James Foster (assistant coach), Abhishek Nayar (assistant coach), Bharat Arun (bowling coach), Omkar Salvi (assistant bowling coach), Ryan ten Doeschate (fielding coach), David Hussey (mentor), Chris Donaldson (strength and conditioning coach), AR Srikkanth (performance analyst), Wayne Bentley (manager).

Lucknow Super Giants: Gautam Gambhir (global mentor), Raghu Iyer (CEO), Andy Flower (head coach), Vijay Dahiya (assistant coach), Andy Bichel (bowling coach), Richard Halsall (fielding coach), Warren Andrews (strength and conditioning coach).

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar (icon), Mahela Jayawardene (global head of performance), Zaheer Khan (global head of cricket development), Mark Boucher (head coach), Kieron Pollard (batting coach), Shane Bond (bowling coach), James Pamment (fielding coach), Paul Chapman (strength and conditioning coach), Pratik Kadam (assistant strength and conditioning coach), Nagendra Prasad (assistant strength and conditioning coach), Craig Govender (head physio), CKM Dhananjai (data performance manager), Rahul Sanghvi (manager), Amit Shah (sports massage therapist), Vijay Khushwa (assistant sports massage therapist), Mayur Satpute (assistant sports massage therapist), L Varun (video analyst), Kinita Kadakia Patel (nutritionist).

Punjab Kings: Trevor Bayliss (head coach), Jonty Rhodes (assistant coach), Julian Wood (batting consultant), Damien Wright (bowling coach), Prabhakar Bairgond (assistant fielding coach), Adrian le Roux (strength and conditioning coach), Ashish Tuli (analyst), Andrew Leipus (physio), Shravan Kumbagowdana (assistant physio), Srinand Srinivas (doctor), Swaroop Anant Savanur (mental conditioning coach), Naresh Kumar (masseur).

Rajasthan Royals: Jake Lush McCrum (CEO), Kumar Sangakkara (director of cricket and head coach), Trevor Penney (assistant coach), Lasith Malinga (fast bowling coach), Dishant Yagnik (fielding coach).

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Mike Hesson (director of cricket operations), Sanjay Bangar (head coach), Adam Griffith (bowling coach), Sridharan Sriram (batting and spin bowling coach), Malolan Rangarajan (fielding coach and head of scouting), Evan Speechly (head physio), Basu Shanker (strength and conditioning coach), Charles Minz (doctor), Chaitanya Sridhar (psychologist), Soumyadeep Pyne (manager), Navnita Gautam, Prathmesh Mishra, Rajesh Menon, Nikhil Sosale, Ajith Ramamurthy, Harini Priyadarshini, Sanjana Kiran, Ramesh Mane, Mangesh, Sabyasachi Sahoo, Freddie Wilde.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: K Shanmugam (CEO), Srinath Bhashyam (general manager), Brian Lara (head coach), Simon Helmot (assistant coach), Dale Steyn (fast bowling coach), Hemang Badani (fielding coach and scout), Theo Kapakoulakis (physio), Mario Villavarayan (physical trainer), Gaurav Sundararaman (performance analyst).

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