Coaches played a vital role in any game football or cricket. It is said that good guidance helps achieve better.” The coaches salary depend on most time their team performance. With their hard work, they are paid a lot of money. Most of the time Cricket team appointed Foreign Coaches for their guidance. So they have to give coaches a lot of money. Here, we are trying to pick up the top 10 highest paid Cricket Coaches of today.
Top 10 Highest Paid Cricket Coaches
during the time that measured to what cricketers or even coaches of other sports like football, the salary of a cricket coach are unparalleled. Let’s see the current top 10 highest paid cricket coaches in 2019. some of the coaches are not involved with the team now but their annual salary make position on our list.
1. Ravi Shastri
Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri was born on 27 May 1961 who is an Indian cricket commentator, former player and current head coach of the Indian national cricket team. During 1981 and 1992, he played for the India national cricket team in both Tests and OIDs as a player.
He started his career as a left-arm spin bowler, but later he transformed into a batting all-rounder. In 1985, when he was elected Champion of Champions in the World Championship of Cricket in Australia, then highlight his career in the world. he equaled West Indian Garry Sobers’s record of hitting six sixes in an over in first-class cricket on 10 January 1985.
Although he was regarded as a potential captain. He captained India in the only Test match. He became the director of Indian cricket team for a period of eight months from India’s tour of England till the 2015 World Cup in 2014. And finally, he was appointed as the head coach of Indian cricket team on July 2017. The annual salary of Ravi Shastri is around $1.17 million.
2. Justin Langer
Justin Lee Langer who is an Australian former cricketer and the current coach of the Australian national men’s cricket team. He is known to all as a left-handed batsman for Western Australia during the 1970s and 1980s.
During the early and mid-2000s, Langer is most popular for his partnership with Matthew Hayden as Australia’s opening batsmen. During 2016, Justin Langer became the interim coach for the Australian team while then Coach Darren Lehmann took respited to scout for the Ashes and away matches.
Langer was announced as coach of the Australian national cricket team on 3 May 2018. Although he announced 3 May, he began a four-year term on 22 May. The annual salary of Justine Larger is around $0.65 million.
3. Trevor Bayliss
Trevor Bayliss was born on 21 December 1962 at Goulburn, New South Wales who is an Australian cricket coach and former first-class cricketer. During 1985 and 1997, he played for New South Wales.
He played in 58 first-class matches, scoring 3,060 runs at an average of 35.58, and 50 List a limited overs matches as middle order batsman. In 1989–90 season, he was NSW’s player and scoring 992 runs including two centuries. During 2007 and 2011, he coached Sri Lanka. That time he culminated in his team finishing as runners-up in the 2011 World Cup.
He coached several teams such as the Sydney Sixers in Australia’s Big Bash League and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. The Knight Riders became IPL champions, twice, in 2012 and 2014 under his management. The annual salary of Trevor Bayliss is around $0.52 million.
4. Chandika Hathurusingha
Hathurusingha was a former Sri Lankan cricketer and current head coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. In his successful career, Hathurusingha played 26 Tests and 35 One Day Internationals for the Sri Lankan national side, and also had a victorious domestic career for Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club and Moors Sports Club.
He coached many countries cricket teams such as the United Arab Emirates, the Sri Lanka A cricket team, New South Wales and Sydney Thunder. During 2014-2017, he also worked as the head coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team. Although Hathursingha is the most triumphant coach to ever in Bangladesh cricket, with ODI series victories against India, Pakistan and South Africa, and Test victories against Sri Lanka (away), England and Australia. Bangladesh moved higher in Team Rankings and qualified for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy up to 2017 during his tenure.
And finally Bangladesh team directly qualified for 2019 ICC Cricket Cup. Hathurusingha resigned from coaching the Bangladesh team on 9 November 2017. Sri Lanka Cricket announced that he would be the head coach of the national team on 8 December. The annual salary of Chandika Hathurusingha is around $0.30 million.
5. Mike Hesson
Michael James nicknamed “Mike Hesson” was born on 30 October 1974. He coached different team such as Argentina and Kenya, and Otago in NZ domestic cricket. On 20 July 2012, he was appointed head coach of New Zealand.
He was the longest-serving cricket coach of New Zealand. He developed his reputation for being a paragon of calm and a brilliant man-manager. Under his management, his team played 53 Tests, won 21, lost 19 and drawn 13 from August 2012 to April 2018. Hesson was appointed as a coach representative on the International Cricket Council Cricket Committee on May 2018.
Hesson joins the Sky Sports commentary team for the home white ball series on January 2019. At the present time, he serves as the head coach of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. The annual salary of Mike Hesson is around $0. 25 million.
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6. Mickey Arthur
John Michael is known to all as “Mickey Arthur” who was born on 17 May 1968. He is former cricketer of South Africa and South African- Australian coach. During 1986 to 2001, he played in South African domestic cricket. At the present time, he is the coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team. Besides Pakistan, he coached several teams such as the South African national team from 2005 to 2010.
the coach of the Australia national cricket team until his sacking on 23 June 2013; the coach of the Karachi Kings, a Twenty20 team in the Pakistan Super League; appointed as the head coach of Dhaka Dynamites for 2015 BPL season.
Under his management, Pakistan won a triangular series among Zimbabwe, Australia, and Pakistan on 8 July 2018. With 6 wickets, Pakistan defeated Australia in the final. As a result, Pakistan maintained its no. 1 ranking in T20. The annual salary of Mickey Arthur is around $0. 22 million.
7. Steve Rhodes
Steven John Rhodes is the head coach of Bangladesh National Cricket Team. He was born on 17 June 1964 at Bradford, England. Although he was best known as a wicket-keeper, but was also a useful number six or seven batsmen, making twelve first-class centuries. Worcestershire announced that Rhodes had been appointed Coach, following the departure of Tom Moody in May 2005.
During 2006 and 2017, he subsequently served as director of cricket. Bangladesh Cricket Board appointed Rhodes head coach for the national team until the end of the 2020 ICC World Twenty20 on 7 June 2018. Unfortunately, Rhodes lost his first series as Bangladesh coach when West Indies won the two-match Test series 2–0 in July 2018.
On the other hand, Bangladesh defeated West Indies 2–1 in the ODI series. But under his management, they won the T20 series against the world champions West Indies. The annual salary of Steve Rhodes is around $0. 17 million.
8. Ottis Gibson
Ottis Delroy Gibson is a former West Indian player who was born on 16 March 1969. At the present time, Gibson is the head coach of the South African cricket team.
He was not the only head coach of South Africa but also he was the head coach for the West Indies from 2010-2014, and previously twice worked as bowling coach for England, from 2007-2010 and again 2015-2017. The annual salary of Ottis Gibson is around $0. 14 million.
9. Stuart Law
Stuart Grant Law is an Australian former cricketer. When he captained Queensland to five Sheffield Shield titles and two one day trophy, he was considered as the most successful captain in Australian domestic cricket; he is also Queensland’s all-time leading run scorer in first-class cricket. He is also a cricket coach.
During 2011-2012, he was the head coach of Sri Lanka. And from 2018-2019, he selected for West Indies cricket teams. On 24 September 2018, he was appointed Head Coach of Middlesex County Cricket Club, which took effect in January 2019. The annual salary of Stuart Law is around $0. 09 million.
10. Heath Streak
Heath Hilton Streak is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who was born on 16 March 1974. It is said that he is the best bowler to have played for Zimbabwe. He has done two surprising records. They are- he is the only Zimbabwean bowler to have taken over 100 Test wickets and one of only four Zimbabwean bowlers to have taken over 100 ODI wickets.
After finishing a wonderful career, he was announced as a coach. He was appointed as the bowling coach of Zimbabwean cricket national team in August 2009. In Bangladesh, he was appointed as a bowling coach in May 2014 until 2016.
Streak submitted an application to the court to have Zimbabwe Cricket liquidated in relation to outstanding debts in September 2018. The annual salary of Heath Streak is around $0. 05 million.