The likes of Stephen Fleming, John Wright, Phil Simmons and Johan Botha don’t feature in the list.
In the sporting arena, the audience is given to experience the exuberance of players who showcase their exceptional prowess to help raise the bar of excellence as far as discipline is concerned. However, a lot unfolds behind the scenes which remain unseen.
Leading the B.T.S. (Behind the Scenes) theatrics are the support-staff led by head coaches. From assigning the roles to every player, who will take on the field to assessing their performance at the end of the game, coaches and support-staff need to burn their midnight oil in order to ensure that the fans stick to them with a priceless smile on their faces.
With cricket being the talking point and cash-rich leagues remaining at an all-time high across the world, let us list down the five best coaches in the world as far as the top four T20 leagues are concerned- Pakistan Super League, Indian Premier League, Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League. To everyone’s surprise, from the likes of Stephen Fleming, John Wright to Phil Simmons and Johan Botha nobody features in this lustrous ranking- all credits to CricViz who have performed the valuable task of logging the best win-loss records of coaches.
So, by wasting no further time, let us dig in to know the names of T20 coaches:
(Note: The statistics depict minimum 20 matches in top-four T20 leagues: IPL, BBL, PSL & CPL)
1. Simon Katich
The Australian cricketing heartthrob got his name etched as one of the best in the business for his vibrant persona and, with no two-minds, his myriad contribution to the scoreboard. Simon amassed 4,188 odd-runs walking in for 56 Tests with an impressive average of 45.03. A career spanning over a decade, the heavyweight exploited deadly bowlers with his extraordinary batting elegance.
After bidding adieu to his cricketing career, he padded up for his second innings as coaches for franchise cricket. Reflecting his eyebrow-raising achievements wearing the coach’s hat is the statistics presented by CricViz, he tops the list with a 74.1% success rate which speaks volumes about his leadership skills.
Donning the coach’s cap for Perth Scorchers, Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinidad Knight Riders, the stalwart has rendered full justice to his post. Currently, he is leading Royal Challengers Bangalore as a head coach and it is yet to be seen whether his endeavours help the team to clinch the coveted trophy.