IPL 2021: Mike Hesson Appoints as New Head Coach for RCB

Mike Hesson appoints as RCB's new head coach
Mike Hesson

IPL 2021 RCB Updates: Ahead of the IPL second phase Royal Challengers Bangalore appoints Mike Hesson as their head coach after Simon Katich Steps Down.

Along with this update, RCB made a handful of replacements for the players who were set to miss the IPL 2021 second phase. BCCI released the schedule for the second phase of IPL 2021 which is set to begin on September 19 2021 in UAE.

Royal Challengers Bangalore resume Season 14 of the IPL on 20th September 2021 as they square off against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Simon Katich stepped down as Head Coach

Speaking about the resumption of the IPL 2021, Rajesh Menon, Vice President and Head, Royal Challengers Bangalore, in a virtual press briefing, said, “As the season resumes in the UAE, it’s going to be an exciting chapter ahead. Simon Katich has decided to step down as the head coach of RCB, we would like to thank Katich for his work during his time at Royal Challengers and wish him success in the future. In the interim, Mike Hesson will step in and discharge the duties of the head coach until the end of the current season, in addition to his existing role of Director of Cricket.”

New Signings of RCB IN IPL 2021 Phase 2

  • Sri Lanka’s star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has come in replacing Adam Zampa who opte out of the IPL 2021.
  • Another Australian Daniel Sams has also pulled out and has been replaced by Sri Lanka’s Dushmantha Chameera.
  • The other batsman to come is New Zealand’s Tim David, replacing fellow Kiwi Finn Allen, who has committed to playing New Zealand’s series against Bangladesh and Pakistan.
  • RCB are likely to include George Garton as Kane Richardson‘s replacement.

Mike Hesson is happy with the changes in the team.

“We have made some changes to the squad pertaining to the situation. We have come a long way and have shown steady progress as a team. The addition of Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim David, and Dushmantha Chameera couldn’t have come at a better time during the replacement window, as we aim to continue with the momentum, building on our performance from earlier this year,” the Kiwi added.

IPL Phase 2 RCB Schedule

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
31 Monday 20-Sep-21 7:30 PM KKR vs RCB Abu Dhabi
35 Friday 24-Sep-21 7:30 PM RCB vs CSK Sharjah
39 Sunday 26-Sep-21 7:30 PM RCB vs MI Dubai
43 Wednesday 29-Sep-21 7:30 PM RR vs RCB Dubai
48 Sunday 03-Oct-21 3:30 PM RCB vs PBKS Sharjah
52 Wednesday 06-Oct-21 7:30 PM RCB vs SRH Abu Dhabi
56 Friday 08-Oct-21 7:30 PM RCB vs DC Dubai