Best Cricket Coaches in the World (part 2)

Gary Kirsten

Even Though he has already retired, South African cricketer and professional cricket Coach Gary Kirsten still holds the record being the players with highest runs in a single innings in a One Day International with his 188 not-out. He began international cricket coaching career in India with the national cricket team on 1 March 2008 and served for 3 years till early 2011. During his time, the team won the 2011 ICC World Cup and 2009 Compaq Cup, and also got into the finals of the 2008 Asia Cup and Kitply Cup. Kirsten was considered as “The best thing that happens to Indian cricket”. After that, he worked as the head coach of the South Africa national cricket team on 5 June 2011 till August 2013. Besides coaching career, Kirsten established a company called Performance Zone in 2007.

John Wright

The retired New Zealand cricketer and professional cricket coach John Wright got the nickname “Shake” due to his amazing success as the opening batsmen of New Zealand. He began his international coaching career with the Kent County Cricket Club before being appointed to work as the head coach of the Indian national cricket team from 2000 to 2005. During which, the Indian team improved immensely and got into the final of the ICC 2003 Cricket World Cup and also defeated Australia in the home test series, including the historical Kolkata test. Wright then appointed as the coach of the New Zealand cricket team from December 2010 till 2012 and the head coach of the Mumbai Indians in IPL in January 2013.

Dav Whatmore

Dav Whatmore was a great cricketer and professional cricket, despite his very short international career of seven Test matches and a single ODI as an Australian player. He began his international coaching career in Sri Lanka with the national team, helping them. Whatmore coached them in two spells during which Sri Lanka won the 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup. He served as the head coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team from 2003 to 2007 and led them to their first-ever Test match victory in 2005.