Ranking top 5 current coaches in international cricket

Ranking top 5 current coaches in international cricket

Certain coaches are best at doing their job and they are undoubtedly always in demand in international cricket.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Coaching is one of the most tough and underrated jobs in cricket. While many laud the batsmen and the bowlers for their efforts and are awarded the Man of the Match as well, the head coach and the support staff’s work behind the scenes goes unnoticed.

Rather many question the role of the head coach as almost every team nowadays has a specialist coach for every department. But the head coach is the one who works with the mindset of a particular player who is struggling and gets him ready for the game. Head coach builds the team with values and makes sure that all are on the same page when it comes to playing for the team.

Certain coaches are best at doing their job and they are undoubtedly always in demand in international cricket. Here we bring you the top five current coaches at the highest level.

Rankings top five current coaches in international cricket:

5. Russell Domingo

Russell Domingo (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Russell Domingo is currently the coach of Bangladesh cricket team. But he made his name when he was at the helm of South Africa. He first worked as the assistant to Gary Kirsten when the latter was the head coach of the Proteas. In 2012, Domingo was appointed South Africa’s coach only for the T20 format before he took over in the other two forms of the game in July 2013 post Kirsten’s reign.

Domingo, who hails from South Africa, did a good job while he was with the team. They qualified for the semi-finals of the 2014 T20 World Cup which was played in Bangladesh and also made it to the semis of the 2015 World Cup in Australia. However, on both the occasions, they failed to break the barrier with the latter being an emotional exit.

After the Champions Trophy 2017, in August, Domingo was replaced by Ottis Gibson. His stay with South Africa team was an exceptional as the team did well under him. Impressed with his man management skills, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hired him for the job in August 2019 and is on a two-year contract.