BCCI is gearing up to host the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The eight franchises have been working day and night for the grand trophy. Mumbai Indians, who have won 5 editions of the Indian premier league, will be looking forward to dominate IPL 2021. However, other teams such as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will invest their efforts in lifting their first IPL trophy. The IPL 2021 auction was one of the intriguing times where all the franchises invested whopping amounts to included players in the IPL 2021 all team squad. Chris Morris was the biggest bet in the IPL 2021 auction for 16.25 crores. All the franchises have been trained by cricketing legends who have years of experience. Here are some of the cricket legends who are training the 8 IPL franchises.
Simon Katich (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Even though Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has not lifted the IPL trophy since its inception, the team has garnered a colossal fan base around the nation because of its phenomenal squad lineup and head coach Simon Katich. He was appointed as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019. After that, he has completely revamped the IPL 2021 all team squad. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking forward to win all their matches in IPL fixtures.
Ricky Pointing (Delhi Capitals)
We all know the talent and expertise that Ricky Pointing holds in the world of cricket. Ricky was appointed as the head coach of the Delhi Capitals back in 2018, and since then, he has worked hard to strengthen the core of the team. Delhi Capitals made it to the final of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. It is expected that the hard work of the DC roster and strategies of Ricky Pointing will give a difficult time to other franchises in IPL 2021.
Kumar Sangakkara (Rajasthan Royals)
Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural season of the Indian premier league. However, the franchise was not able to relive the moment. We all know the talent of Kumar Sangakkara. With the inclusion of Sangakkara in the panel, Rajasthan Royals will be eyeing for the IPL 2021 grand prize.
Stephen Fleming (Chennai Super Kings)
Stephen Fleming has a phenomenal record in the Indian premier league. He was a former player of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) till 2008. Fleming played 10 IPL matches and scored 196 runs. In 2009, he was appointed as the head coach of the team. Under his coaching and guidance, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won three IPL titles. The team will be looking forward to win the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League.
Mahela Jayawardene (Mumbai Indians)
Mumbai Indians has one of the best records in the history of the Indian premier league (IPL). Mahela Jayawardene helped the team won their second IPL title in his debut year as a coach. Under the guidance of Mahela Jayawardene, Mumbai Indians will be eyeing on IPL 2021 trophy.
Anil Kumble (Punjab Kings)
Anil Kumble has been one of the finest bowlers that the Indian team has ever produced. Kumble has marked his presence in the history of Indian cricket by setting multiple records. Kumble will be leading Punjab Kings, who has just played one IPL final till date.
Brendon McCullum (Kolkata Night Riders)
Brendon McCullum is one of the finest players in IPL history. He was the first player who scored a century in the IPL. He was also appointed as the head coach of KKR in 2019. The franchise will be eyeing for IPL 2021 under the leadership of McCullum.
VVS Laxman (Sunrisers Hyderabad) Sunrisers Hyderabad won its first IPL trophy in 2016. The man behind the victory was VVS Laxman, who trained the entire roster with perfection. He was appointed as the mentor of the team back in 2013. SRH will be planning to retain the core and bag the IPL 2021 trophy.