Raymond Vernon Jennings
Raymond Vernon Jennings was born on August 9, 1954 in Vanderbijlpark is a ex- South African cricketer. He was one of South Africa's highest wicket-keepers for the time of the apartheid era.
In October 2004 Jennings was selected coach of the South African national cricket squad on a short-term contract, he had formerly coached South Africa A. Under Jennings, South Africa played four Test series, trailing to India and England ahead of beating Zimbabwe and the West Indies. At the finish of the West Indies visit he was replaced by Mickey Arthur.
He trained the Under-19 team in the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia before taking over as coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the second period of the IPL.
Coaching Royal Challengers BangaloreBehind 2008 and early 2009, saw Jennings take over as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, a side in the Indian Premier League owned by the business tycoon Vijay Mallya. He was now bearing a unit that saw a unremarkable IPL 2008 after finishing 7th on the bench among the 8 competing teams. Jennings brought the side collectively by making Anil Kumble the captain of the side for the second edition of the IPL that was to begin in South Africa.
Beneath Jennings, RCB saw accomplishment and made it to the finals of the league facing Deccan Chargers in 2009. This was a big turn around for the franchisee and the team who had a bad run the only prior season.
The same year, Royal Challengers Bangalore also trained for the inaugural Champions League Twenty20. In 2010, the side made it till the Semi-Finals losing to Mumbai Indians and later finishing 3rd on the table.
Jennings also has a massive fan subsequent from the city of Bangalore from where the Royal Challengers Bangalore plays from.