Best Cricket Coaches in the World (Part 1)

The key to success is to be skillful and be able to perform well through the instruction from a guide, a teacher to reach the destination. This is true in every case in life, especially with sports, like cricket. In this post, we are summing up 10 Best Cricket Coaches who changed the game straight away.

John Buchanan

Former coach and first-class cricketer John Buchanan is considered as the best coach of cricket history with the nickname Ned Flanders based on his similarity with The Simpsons character. After working as a coach of Queensland Bulls for five years, Buchanan became head coach of the Australian cricket team in October 1999 where he led the team to won the 2003 and 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2004 India Tour and their first-ever ICC Champions Trophy in 2006.

After he retired from the Australian team, he worked as the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders till June 2009 before moving to England Cricket Team as a consultant during the 2010–11 Ashes series. He also worked as the Director of Cricket for New Zealand Cricket from May 2011 to July 2013.

Bob Woolmer

Former English cricketer and professional cricket coach Bob Woolmer began his coaching journey with Warwickshire County Cricket Club in 1991 where he led the team to win the Natwest Trophy in 1993 before moving to work as coach of South Africa in 1994 where he led them won 10 out of 15 Test series. After that, he was also appointed to be the coach of the Pakistan team in 2004 and won the ODI series at the Return Tour of India with 4–2 at the end.

Bob was awarded with the highest ranking civil award of Pakistan’s Star of Excellence for his contribution towards the Pakistan national cricket team. He died on 18 March 2007 just a few hours after Pakistan’s being defeated unexpected in the 2007 Cricket World Cup by Ireland. Bob was by far the best cricket coach for the Pakistan team in history.