Top 10 Best IPL Coaches Of All Time

Stephen Fleming

Whenever we talk about cricket or watch it on our devices we get mesmerized by the actions and charisma of the players. After the players, the empires are seen as the apple of everyone’s eyes. But very often we forget the contributions of the coach. Yes, they too have a crucial role in the team. A coach not only guides the playing manner and swing techniques but the responsibility of a coach is also to boost the teams’ spirit and lead them to positivity towards the game. Just like international and other cricket formats, coaches also play an important role in the Indian Premier League.

So today we have brought to you the list of Top 10 Best IPL Coaches Of All Time. Here is the list which is Top 10 Best IPL Coaches Of All Time.

Top 10 Best IPL Coaches Of All Time

10. Mike Hesson

Mike Hesson

Michael James Hesson popularly known as Mike Hesson is a former head coach of the New Zealand team. Mike also trained Argentina and Kenya, and Otago in New Zealand domestic cricket format. He started his coaching career back in 2012, but just after 6 years, in 2018 he resigned as the coach of the New Zealand team. Mike is also considered as one of the most prominent coaches as he led the New Zealand team in 2015. Talking about his IPL journey, he started his coaching by mentoring Kings XI Punjab in 2019. Under his mentorship, the team won 5 out of 6 matches. In 2020 Royal Challengers Banglore hired Mike as the Director of Cricket and continuing his legacy forward he led RCB to the playoffs but failed to ace the season

9. Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis

If someone is following cricket from the ’90s or early 2000 he would credit Jacques Kallis as one of the best performers in the global cricket franchise. Jacques Henry Kallis played for South Africa and was the best all-rounder during his reign. He began his coaching career in the Indian Premier League by guiding Kolkata Knight Riders, in 2015 and continued for 3 years as their batting coach. Kallis proved to be a blessing for Kolkata as during his coaching KKR reached the playoffs every season except in 2019. Before starting as a coach he even has a few experiences playing in the Indian Premier League.

8. Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori

Daniel Luka Vettori is famously known as Daniel Vittori played for the New Zealand team, also he has coached the team as well. Currently, he is the spin bowling coach for the Bangladesh team. Daniel Vettori has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Seeing his proficiency in the game as a player and also as a coach, Royal Challengers Bangalore hired him as their head coach in 2014. His career as a coach to RCB was filled with ups and downs, he led the team to the playoff in 2015 and 2016 but failed to keep the same stack in 2017 and 2018 as well.

7. Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton

Patrick Anthony Howard ‘Paddy’ is a former South African cricketer and a coach. He played for a very short span and soon started his career as a coach for the teams. In the year 2008, Gary Kirsten was appointed as India’s coach. Gary insisted to hire Paddy as the Mental Conditioning Coach and Strategic Leadership Coach which led India to ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 title. He began his IPL career as the coach to Pune Warriors in 2012 and switched to Rajasthan Royal in 2013. Under his supremacy, Rajasthan led to the playoffs too. Upton has also guided Delhi Capitals for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

6. John Wright

John Wright 1

John Geoffrey Wright popularly known as John Wright is yet another former New Zealand cricketer who mentored in the Indian Premier League. It is reported that he started his coaching career in 2000, guiding India to glory as India reached the finals under his mentorship in 2003. Seeing his path-breaking history as a coach, Mumbai Indians hired him as their coach in 2013and MI reached the playoffs the same year also in 2014 Mumbai was successful in reaching the playoffs but failed to win the title. It is also said that Jasprit Bumrah was also discovered by John himself.

5. Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Harley Bayliss or Trevor Bayliss is a former Australian coach. Unlike other coaches, he didn’t have any international cricket career and only played for the domestic team. Even after having no experience in international cricket, he mentored the Sri Lankan and the English team in international formats. Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL trophy in 2012 and 2014 under his guidance. He again joined IPL as a coach to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2020 and led them to the playoffs.

4. Tom Moody

Tom Moody

Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody is currently the Director of cricket of Sri Lanka. He led Sri Lanka between 2005 to 2007, Sri Lanka also became a finalist in 2007 under his leadership as a coach. He stepped into the Indian Premier League as a coach to Kings XI Punjab and after a break returned in IPL as a coach to Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has been associated with SRH till 2019 in these years the team has been part of the playoffs 5 times and also won the title in 2016.

3. Ricky Ponting

Rickey Ponting

One of the most successful captains in global cricket history, Ricky Ponting is a former Australian cricketer, coach, and commentator. He also led the Australian team to World Cup victory twice.
He began his IPL career as a captain in Mumbai Indians and later shifted his captaincy to Rohit Sharma. In 2015 he was hired as the coach to the Mumbai squad. He also mentored Delhi capitals which failed to win the title but have been a tough team to compete with. Ricky is still guiding the Delhi Capitals which was likely to ace the season as per experts.

2. Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene

Jayawardene has been a key role model in changing the Sri Lankan cricket model. Apart from his team, Jayawardene has experience playing in the Indian Premier League for different teams on Indian grounds. However, his journey as an IPL coach began in 2017 with Mumbai Indians. The team won the title the same year but failed in 2018 but the team made a superior record by winning the titles in 2019 and 2020 again. This he has been placed at number 2 in the list.

1. Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming

It is a thing to wonder that what is it about the New Zealand players that they are so good as a coach? Stephen Fleming is the other man on the list who was a former New Zealand player. He joined the Chennai Super Kings in the first season and came back as a coach in the very next season. Fleming has been a blessing to the team as CSK is considered one of the toughest teams to compete with. CSK has never changed its coach which makes Fleming the longest coach to be enacted to a team in IPL history. It’s just because of his that experts predict CSK’s winning percentage above 60% in every match they play.

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