In a significant move, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have appointed Luke Williams, the accomplished Australian cricketer, as the head coach for the RCB women’s team in the upcoming Women’s Premier League (WPL). This announcement follows the recent inclusion of Mo Bobat as RCB’s director of cricket.
Williams, a former first-class cricketer hailing from South Australia, boasts an impressive cricketing background. He led the Adelaide Strikers to notable successes, securing two runners-up finishes and a prestigious WBBL title in the 2022-23 season. His coaching expertise was evident as he served as the assistant coach for the Southern Brave team in the Women’s Hundred, contributing significantly to their victorious 2023 campaign. Additionally, during his four-year tenure with the South Australia Scorpions in the National Cricket League, Williams led the team to two runners-up positions.
RCB Chairman, Prathmesh Mishra, warmly welcomed Williams to the franchise, expressing optimism about his leadership. Mishra emphasized the team’s commitment to embodying the bold spirit of Royal Challengers Bangalore, focusing on determination, passion, and an unwavering pursuit of excellence. The goal remains to make the fans and supporters proud of the team’s performance.
Expressing his gratitude for the opportunity, Williams conveyed his excitement about joining one of the most widely-followed franchises in the sporting world. He eagerly anticipates working with a talented group of players, including some of the most exciting names in Indian and international cricket. Williams is determined to bring a bold and thrilling style of play to the team, aiming for both success on the field and immense pride for the passionate RCB fan base.