INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2019
Cricbuzz Staff •
Upton has served as Royals’ head coach from 2013 – 2015 © Getty
Rajasthan Royals brought back Paddy Upton as their head coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.
Upton was with the Royals as their head coach previously, for IPL 2013 – 2015, and then moved to Delhi Daredevils as part of their support staff for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
He has also had several stints with T20 franchises around the globe, even helping Sydney Thunder overcome a terrible rut to win the BBL. He was also part of the support staff under Gary Kirsten that helped India win the 2011 World Cup. He has also coached in the PSL apart from working with Cricket South Africa as their Performance Director.
“The experience and knowledge that he brings to the table is unparalleled. As coach, mentor and scientific trainer, Paddy Upton is well versed with the rigours of modern day sport. We are thrilled to have him back 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.
“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 have confirmed it will be held entirely in India,” said Manoj Badale, Lead Owner of Rajasthan Royals.
Upton will join Steffan Jones, fast-bowling coach; Amol Muzumdar, batting coach; and Sairaj Bahutule, spin-bowling coach, in the Rajasthan Royals’ set-up.