Paddy Upton Joined as head coach of Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2019

Paddy Upton Joined as head coach of Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2019

January 15, 2019 0 By Vipin

Paddy Upton is now appointed as Rajasthan Royals Head Coach for IPL 2019 which commence from 23rd of March. Upton has great skills and close history with Rajasthan Royals. And this is the second time that he appointed as coach of the franchise. The 50-year old had earlier guided the RR from 2013-2015. As a result, in 2013 the franchise turned their fortunes and made it to the semi-final despite if a bad start under Paddy Upton’s guidance. Moreover, the Royals won their 13 back to back home games. And also was the finalists in the champions league in the same year.

Shane Warne was Rajasthan Royals Head Coach for last season & did very decent job for them & addition of Paddy Upton will be a plus point for the team. Upton’s experience and insights are invaluable when it comes to T20 format. He has mentored various teams worldwide, be it in IPL, Big Bash and Pakistan Super league. Additionally, his success is well charted when he was a coach of Sydney Thunder for four years. Thunder made stunning improvements in their ambitions under his guidance. Sydney Thunder went on to won 2016 Big Bash League title from finishing with a wooden spoon for 3 past seasons and persisting a 19- game losing streaks. Side earlier came under limelight after the appointed Steffan Jones as Bowling coach for IPL 2019

Statements Said In an Interview For Paddy Upton as Rajasthan Royals Head Coach:-

Rubin Brucha’s Statement:-

“The experience and knowledge that he brings to the table are unparalleled. As a coach, mentor and scientific trainer, Paddy Upton is well-versed with rigors of modern day sport. We are thrilled to have him in our team and can’t wait to put on our pads and get going in the new season,”  said Zubin Bharucha, head of cricket, Rajasthan Royals.

Moreover, Manoj Badale’s gave the statement on appointing paddy Upton as Rajasthan Royals Head Coach that It gives us immense pleasure to announce Paddy joining the team. We welcome him back to the Royals Family. Paddy is someone who is well versed with the culture of Rajasthan Royals and he knows what it takes to achieve success in international sport at the highest level. We cannot wait for the season to begin and are so pleased that the BCCI has confirmed it will be held entirely in India,” said Manoj Badale, Lead Owner of Rajasthan Royals.

Rajasthan Royals Head Coach Paddy Upton Career:-

Full name Patrick Anthony Howard born on 5 November 1968 in Johannesburg, Transvaal. South African has represented South Africa in rugby, attained a masters’ degree in sports science. After that, he worked as a strength and conditioning coach and mental conditioning coach to professional athletes. Along with he also worked as a performance consultant to cricket, hockey, soccer, and rugby teams across the globe. Upton has rooted knowledge of sports in depth, professional athletes and the shades associated with it.

Paddy was appointed as mental conditioning coach of Indian National Cricket team along with Gary Kirsten as head coach in 2008. Furthermore, He got the big achievement with the Indian national team when the team India won the title of ICC World Cup 2011 under the guidance of Upton and Kirsten. Also, the team attained the ICC top test ranking for the first time in 2009. After this success, Upton has supported the South Africa team as head coach for 3 years. During that time, the Proteas became the first team to hold world no.1 ranking in all three formats of cricket. He also created free online coaching courses for those people who want to build their career in sports coaching.

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