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Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.


A coach is a planner, captain, mentor, and organizer in one person which makes a team perfect. Even though it is the players who have given in everything, some people have managed to bring the team together. They are the coaches it is true in every life case the role of a good coach is undeniable So, Let us look forward to Worlds Top Ten Coaches in Cricket History.

10. Duncan Fletcher

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.
From 1999 to 2007, Duncan Fletcher born on 27 September 1948 in Harare, Zimbabwe coached England and changed the attitude of England cricket. He won the ashes series for England after 18 long years and also a famous commonwealth bank series down under. He managed to coach a team that was undergoing a transition as the senior players were retiring and were out of the squad. Although India was knocked out in the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup, his contract was not renewed. This marked his departure from the Indian team. He was bashed when he took over as Indian coach as India got whitewashed in England and Australia Under him. But he silenced the trollers with a champions trophy win in 2013 in England.
He ended with a decent record for India and he is surely one of the most successful coaches in the world. his approach was calm and composed and he knew how to respect each player in his squad.

9. Mickey Arthur

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.

From 2016 to 2019 John Michael Arthur was born on 17 May 1968 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been one of the most popular coaches in 2015. He managed to coach the Pakistan Cricket Team to an ICC Champions Trophy victory in 2017. For a team that was considered an underdog, this was a great achievement. Well, the credit goes to Arthur and his coaching skills.
In May 2016, Arthur was appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team. In the finals of the Champions Trophy, Pakistan defeated India with a huge margin of 180 runs. After the emphatic victory, Pakistan won series against Sri Lamla and won a triangular series against Zimbabwe, Australia, and Pakistan. His team also managed to climb to the number one spot in ICC Test Rankings.

Arthur also had a successful run with the South African team. Under his coaching, the Proteas became the best team in the world. South Africa even managed to win the Test series in England and Australia later on. Arthur also coached Pakistan on their way to become the number one T20 side.

8. Ravi Shastri

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.
Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri is an Indian cricket coach, former commentator, cricketer, and current head coach of India’s national cricket team. Wherever the team faced a crisis, Ravi took up the responsibility. He was a useful all-rounder during his playing days and has been an excellent coach for the national team. After Anil Kumble left the spot, Ravi has filled his shoes to perfection.
He took the coaching job in 2017 as the Cricket Advisory Committee nominated his name. Currently, he is the richest coach on the circuit, with a salary of 1.8 crores. He coached India in the 2019 World Cup, where they reached the semi-finals. After the team’s exit from the World Cup, Shastri got an extension of 45 days. But, his current contract has been extended up to the upcoming 2021 T20 World Cup.

7. Mike Hesson

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.

From 2012 -2018 Michael James Hesson ONZM born on 30 October 1974 in Dunedin, New Zealand was the former head coach of the New Zealand cricket team. Currently, he is associated with the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore as Director of Cricket Operations. But, he is one of the main reasons why New Zealand is one of the best teams in the world. He, along with Brendon McCullum managed to create a strong Kiwi squad that reached the finals of the World Cup in 2015.
He is one of the most successful cricket coaches for New Zealand. Under his coaching, the Kiwis won series in England and South Africa. Later on, the New Zealanders dominated the West Indies and India at home series. He used to pick up players who dominated the domestic tournaments and managed to replicate their success at the international stage. This is one of the major reasons why New Zealand became a strong side.

Hesson is New Zealand’s longest-serving cricket coach. He had a calm approach towards the game, which helped New Zealand to continue to put on wonderful performances post-2015 World Cup. In 2018, Hesson was appointed as the coach representative on the ICC Committee.

6. Dav Whatmore

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.

Davenell Frederick Whatmore is a Sri Lanka-born Australian cricket coach born on 16 March 1954 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The best thing about World Cups is the platform it provides to the underdogs to shine at the big stage. If we list the fairy tale stories of World Cup-winning campaigns, Sri Lanka’s 1996 World cup victory will make it to the list. They managed to beat the giants and reach the finals of the World Cup. But they had a huge task in defeating the mighty Aussies.
But Ranatunga’s team was never intimidated by challenges, they managed to chase down a target of 242 at Lahore. Well, as everyone celebrated the victory, the man behind the curtains, who played a major role was Dav Whatmore. Later on, he went on to coach the Bangladesh Cricket Team, which shocked the Australians in 2005. The minnows defeated the giants in an ODI game.

Later on, Bangladesh went on to defeat India during a group stage match during the 2007 ICC World Cup. Dav’s coaching skills have helped many teams to regain their touch. Apart from that, the stories of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh showcase his excellent man-management skills. Currently, he is the head coach of Nepal.

5. Gary Stead

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.

Gary Raymond Stead is a New Zealand cricket coach and former cricketer born on 9 January 1972 at Christchurch, New Zealand who is the head coach of the New Zealand cricket team, having been appointed in August 2018.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has handed a new three-year contract to Black Caps head coach Gary Stead.

He had taken charge of the team just 11 months before the 2019 World Cup and has done a really good job so far. In his maiden ICC tournament, Gary Stead guided New Zealand to the final where they lost to England. New Zealand had lost the game on the boundary count rule. Kane Williamson & Co. have enjoyed decent results under their current coach.

In the last couple of years, they have beaten India and England in the Test series at home while winning away from home against Pakistan in addition to drawing the series in Sri Lanka. They are currently ranked No. 2 in Test cricket, No. 3 in ODIs and 6th in T20Is, and sit 4th in the ICC Test Championship.

4. John wright

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.

From (2000-2005)John Geoffrey Wright was born on 5 July 1954 at Darfield, New Zealand. The phase of the early 2000s was a bright one for the Indian cricket team. Most people will see the current Indian squad as one of the strongest. But, the habit of winning started when John Wright was appointed as the coach of the Indian national side. Along with Sourav Ganguly, the team performed excellently well.

The Indian cricket team was experiencing a perfect balance of team management and leadership during that time. With many emerging players like Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh making it to the national side, Wright managed to inculcate a perfect combination of youth and experience to Ganguly’s team. The Indian team managed to defeat the mighty Aussies in India. His period gave the Indian team an initial boost as they reached the final in the 2003 world cup and also winning a test series against the mighty Australians which included a famous win in Eden Gardens where they bounced back from an impossible position.

3. Trevor Bayliss

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.
From (2015-2019) Trevor Bayliss took up the job of coaching the side. He along with Eoin Morgan created a side that went on to lift the 2019 World Cup.
His main aim was to give the players all the freedom to trust their abilities. As a result of which the English side went on to create many records. This brought the best out of players like Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow. Later, England even managed to put up 481 in 50 overs. The English side became one of the finest in the world.

Under Bayliss, England managed to reach the final of the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup. But, they were defeated as West Indies managed to score 24 from 4 balls in the final over. But, this transformed the way England played their game. They became the fearless bunch of players who were never intimidated by any attack.

2. Gary Kristen

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.
From (2008-2011) Born on 23 November 1967 in Cape Town, South Africa. The BCCI offered Gary Kirsten the role of the head coach of the Indian cricket team in 2007. Later on, in March 2008, he took up the job. Later on, within three years, he became the best coach Team India ever had.
During his tenure, India defeated Australia 2-0 at home. Later on, India won its first bilateral series in Sri Lanka. Adding on, India won the Test and ODI series against New Zealand after a long gap of 40 years. Kirsten himself was a successful batsman for South Africa. He played 101 Test matches and 185 ODIs in which he averaged 45.37 in Tests and 40.95 in ODIs.
India was number one in both tests and ODI’s under him. India won the 2011 world cup under his coaching which remains the best memory of every Indian fan.

1. John Buchanan

Top 10 Successful Cricket Coaches In The Entire International Cricket.
The legendary coach John Marshall Buchanan is born on 5 April 1953 at Ipswich, Queensland. led Australia from (1999-2007) He is widely regarded as the greatest coach in the history of the game. He was appointed as the head coach of the Australian cricket team in October 1999. Under his management, Australia won the Champions Trophy in 2006. Australia became the most dominant team of the decade, with Ponting achieving heights.

Later on, in 2007, John stepped down as the coach of the team. As IPL was becoming the next big thing in 2008, he was appointed as the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. During the Ashes series in 2010-2011, he was appointed as the consultant of the English team. Later on, he was the Director of Cricket for New Zealand in 2013.

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