Kumar Sangakkara to serve as Director of Cricket and Head Coach of RR

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Royals Sports Group-owned IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals today revealed the full coaching staff for the upcoming IPL 2023 season. The team from Rajasthan will continue to have the services of Kumar Sangakkara (Director of Cricket and Head Coach), Trevor Penney (Assistant Coach), Lasith Malinga (Fast Bowling Coach), Zubin Bharucha (Strategy, Development and Performance Director), Giles Lindsay (Head of Analytics & Technology), Siddhartha Lahiri (Support Coach) and Dishant Yagnik (Fielding Coach).

The Sanju Samson-led team have also retained the services of John Gloster (Head Physio), Dr. Rob Young (Team Doctor), and AT Rajamani Prabhu (Strength & Conditioning Coach). The IPL 2022 finalists have also on-boarded Mon Brokman as their Mental Performance Coach and Neil Barry as the Assistant Physio.

Brokman, who has previously worked with athletes from various Olympic sports, joins the Royals to assist with mental conditioning and help the players with their decision-making during pressure situations. Meanwhile, Barry has served Rajasthan Royals’ partner franchise Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League, and will be assisting John Gloster during the IPL season.

Rajasthan Royals will start their IPL 2023 campaign on 2nd April in Hyderabad against Sunrisers Hyderabad, with the match scheduled to begin at 15.30hrs IST.

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