IPL 2021: RCB’s Interim Head Coach Mike Hesson Pleased With Addition Of New Players


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Mike Hesson, the team’s newly-appointed head coach, stated that the signings of Sri Lankans Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera, as well as Singaporean-Australian Tim David, came at the ideal moment for the franchise. The second leg of the IPL 2021 will begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.

RCB confirmed the entrance of Hasaranga, Chameera, and David as replacements for Adam Zampa, Finn Allen, and Daniel Sams, respectively, on August 21, Saturday. Their acquisition will strengthen a team that, as witnessed in the opening part of the competition, was severely lacking in batting potency.

Interim head coach Hesson expressed excitement about the new additions and expressed the hope that they can continue to play to their full potential.

“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 in the replacement window, as we aim to continue with the momentum, building on our performance from earlier this year,” Hesson wrote on his official Twitter account.

Simon Katich, the RCB’s head coach, had previously indicated that he would resign. Due to personal circumstances, he was unable to continue, and RCB’s director of cricket operations, Mike Hesson, would take over until the conclusion of the season.

Hesson was a key figure in New Zealand’s climb to the top of the cricketing world as head coach. He shared his delight on social media, saying he intended to pick up where Katich left off.

“Exciting 2nd half of the #IPL2021 it’s getting closer…..Looking forward to getting to UAE and continuing all the quality work that Simon and the @RCBTweets coaching team have put in with this talented playing group,” he said.

On September 20, RCB will play a struggling Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in their first encounter after the restart.


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