WPL 2023: Australia's Ben Sauer, the current coach of New Zealand women's team, has been appointed as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of next month's Women's Premier League (WPL). Sawyer is also the current coach of the Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred. She has also served as the head coach of the Sydney Sixers in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) apart from being the assistant coach of Australia women.
RCB's Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson said in a video posted on the team's Twitter handle, "He has won three World Cups with Australia. A fast bowling specialist, he has also won the BBL title with the Sydney Sixers. His team also made it to the final of The Hundred.
Hesson said, “He has been associated with women's cricket for more than 20 years and knows the women's game very well, knows the players very well. He has also been involved in our preparations ahead of the auction." Coach).
🚨 Women's Team Support Staff 🚨— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 15, 2023
Meet the backstage heroes who’s going to be around to help our Royal Challengers achieve peak performance in the inaugural #WPL season. 👏🙌#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #WPL2023 pic.twitter.com/6Fmqxb97Xr
The team manager and doctor for the tournament will be Dr Harini while Navnita Gautam (Head Athletic Therapist), Huzefa Talib (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Sabyasachi Sahoo (Chief Physio) and Soumyadeep Payne (Head of Operations) are the other support staff. Earlier, RCB on Wednesday appointed veteran tennis player Sania Mirza as the team's guide for the WPL to be held in Mumbai from March 4 to 26.
One of the most successful female athletes in the country and a perfect role-model for our women cricketers ahead of the inaugural #WPL. — Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 15, 2023
We’re proud to have you around @MirzaSania.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #ItsHerGameToo #SheIsBold pic.twitter.com/sEg2JM8975
RCB will start their campaign against Delhi Capitals on March 5 at the Brabourne Stadium.