Women’s Premier League 2023 : In preparation for the upcoming Women’s Premier League (WPL) season, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has appointed Ben Sawyer as its new head coach. The Bengaluru-based franchise is looking to make a big splash in the tournament, and they believe that Sawyer is the right person to lead them to victory.
Who is Ben Sawyer? ( Women’s Premier League 2023 )
Ben Sawyer is currently the head coach of the New Zealand women’s team and the Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred. He has also coached the Sydney Sixers in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) and has won the BBL titles with the team. Additionally, Sawyer has won three World Cups with Australia and is known as a fast-bowling expert.
Sawyer’s vast experience in women’s cricket has made him a highly respected coach. He has been involved in the sport for over 20 years, and his knowledge of the game is unparalleled. He has also been involved in RCB’s preparations leading up to the auction, giving him a good understanding of the players he will be coaching.
New Coaches and Mentors ( Women’s Premier League 2023 )
Alongside Sawyer, the Bengaluru-based franchise has also appointed RX Murali as their batting coach and Vanitha VR as their scouting and fielding coach. Former Indian cricketer Malolan Rangarajan will serve as an assistant coach and head of scouting, while Dr. Harini will be the team manager and doctor.
Tennis legend Sania Mirza was also appointed as RCB’s mentor ahead of the inaugural WPL season. With such an experienced coaching staff and a legendary mentor, the team is well-positioned to make a mark in the tournament.
Team Roster ( Women’s Premier League 2023 )
RCB has put together a formidable team, splurging Rs 3.4 crore on opening batter Smriti Mandhana. The franchise has also acquired Ellyse Perry, Sophie Devine, and Heather Knight, who are all accomplished all-rounders and have led their respective national teams.
In addition, RCB has added Megan Schutt and Renuka Singh to lead their bowling unit. With such a strong team, the Bengaluru-based franchise is confident that they can emerge victorious in the tournament.
RCB’s Full Squad: ( Women’s Premier League 2023 )
- Smriti Mandhana
- Sophie Devine
- Ellyse Perry
- Renuka Singh
- Richa Ghosh
- Indrani Roy
- Disha Kasat
- Shreyanka Patil
- Kanika Ahuja
- Asha Shobhana
- Erin Burns
- Heather Knight
- Dane van Niekerk
- Preeti Bose
- Poonam Khemnar
- Komal Zanzad
- Megan Schutt
- Sahana Pawar
The Inaugural WPL Season ( Women’s Premier League 2023 )
The WPL is set to begin on March 4 and will run until March 26. A total of 22 games will be played in the tournament, and RCB will begin its campaign against the Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on March 5.
RCB has made some big moves ahead of the inaugural WPL season. With a highly experienced coaching staff, a legendary mentor, and a formidable team, the franchise is well-positioned to make a mark in the tournament. Fans can expect some exciting cricket action as RCB goes up against some of the best teams in the league.