The role of head coach has been taken up by Mr. Rx Muralidhar, while the position of captain of the team has been assumed by Mr. Karun Nair
Bengaluru, August 11th, 2023: Mysore Warriors, powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathi and owned by NR Group, has announced their squad for the upcoming Maharaja Trophy T20 tournament in 2023, formerly known as the Karnataka Premier League. The tournament is set to occur in Bengaluru, commencing from August 13th and concluding on August 29th. The team selection procedure took place at The Karnataka State Cricket Association within the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, during the month of July in 2023.
Mysore Warriors have announced their newly chosen squad members. Notably, two players were chosen through a series of talent hunts, and the position of head coach, held by Mr. Rx Muralidhar was also finalized, alongside the selection of support staff. Mr. Karun Nair was re-appointed as the captain of the Mysore Warriors team. Assuming the position of head coach, Mr. Rx Muralidhar, who previously served as the Batting Coach for the RCB, will devise, organize, and synchronize the team’s actions to maximize their overall performance. His focus will be on fostering and refining the players’ abilities in preparation for the league.
The team includes Karun Nair (C), Prasidha Krishna, Suchith J, Samarth R, Manoj Bhandage, Karthik C A, Shoaib Manager, Rakshith S, Venkatesh M, Kushaal Wadhwani, Bharath Dhuri, Monish Reddy, Tushar Singh, Shreesha S Achar, Rahul Singh Rawat, Shashi Kumar K, Aditya Mani, Gautam Mishra, Lankesh and Gowtham Sagar. Lankesh and Gowtham Sagar are the 2 players selected from the Talent Hunt.
Speaking about such an opportunity, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Owner of Mysore Warriors and Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathi, says, “Speaking about such an opportunity, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Owner of Mysore Warriors and Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathi, says, “Today, Mysore Warriors is much more than a team. It’s a cricketing phenomenon that is contributing to the world of Karnataka and Indian cricket in many ways. Starting with the talent hunts at the state level, that provide a platform for showcasing and identifying promising talent, to training and producing players for the national level, Mysore Warriors is doing its bit to provide hope to young sportsmen. Driven by passion towards the game, every Mysore Warriors is a crowd puller that has packed stadiums for all its matches and enjoys a huge fan following on tv and social media. This year he team has grown from strength to strength. Our warriors are raring to go”.
Rx Muralidhar, Head Coach, Mysore Warriors, expresses, “I am filled with joy to guide these budding talents, destined to not just represent Mysore but also our nation in the future. The team has bestowed upon me a significant responsibility, and I am resolute in meeting these expectations. Our shared passion for cricket will serve as a unifying force, driving us to conjure moments of brilliance on the field. I hold a strong belief in our team’s capabilities and eagerly anticipate collaborating with the players and support staff to realize our full potential”
Mr. Karun Nair, Captain, Mysore Warriors, says, “It brings me great happiness to continue being a part of the Mysore Warriors and leading the team as their Captain. I’m eagerly looking forward to stepping onto the field with this exceptional team. I extend my gratitude to Mr. Arjun and the management for entrusting me with the captaincy, and I am committed to fulfilling this role to the fullest.”
The team consists of Vijay Madyalkar as the Asst. Coach, Adithya Sagar as Bowling Coach, Sriranga as Physiotherapist, Arjun Hoysala as Fitness Trainer, Sachidananda as Performance Analyst, and Sanmugam as Masseur respectively.