In the Indian Premier League (IPL), coaches and support staff are often overshadowed by players.
Behind-the-scenes workers are crucial to franchise success. They prepare on-field plans for cricketers.
Some franchises’ support staffs have also changed before IPL 2023. Anil Kumble, Jonty Rhodes, Julian Wood, and Damien Wright have been replaced by Trevor Bayliss, Brad Haddin, Wasim Jaffer, and Charl Langeveldt.
Mark Boucher is Mumbai Indians’ new coach. Mahela Jayawardene is now global head of performance and Zaheer Khan is global head of cricket development. Pollard replaced Singh as batting coach.
Dwayne Bravo is the new bowling coach at CSK. Chandrakant Pandit has replaced Brendon McCullum as KKR’s coach.
We rank all 10 IPL coaches before 2023.
#1 Chennai Super Kings (8.5/10)
Stephen Fleming (head coach) and Michael Hussey are CSK’s tight-knit support staff (batting coach). Chennai has excelled under Fleming and MS Dhoni.
Hussey is a good hitting instructor because he was a good batter. Bravo’s bowling coach hiring is intriguing.
Fielding coach is Rajiv Kumar. In IPL 2022, CSK dropped several catches because of him.
#2 Delhi Capitals (8/10)
Ricky Ponting coaches DC. While the franchise hasn’t won the IPL, his presence has helped. Pravin Amre is a top Indian coach.
DC’s assistant coaches are Ajit Agarkar and Shane Watson. James Hopes is the fast bowling coach, and Biju George was with the Indian women’s squad, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), and Kolkata Knight Riders.
#3 Kolkata Knight Riders (7.5/10)
Chandrakant Pandit has replaced McCullum as KKR’s coach.
Pandit has won six Ranji Trophies, most recently leading Madhya Pradesh to their first in 2022.
India’s bowling coach is Bharat Arun. James Foster, Abhishek Nayar, Ryan ten Doeschate, and David Hussey are KKR’s assistant coaches.
#4 Gujarat Titans (7/10) GT were impressive in their debut season. Ashish Nehra was a straightforward head coach, and Gary Kirsten’s credentials are solid.
Mithun Manhas and Ashish Kapoor are assistant coaches. Vikram Solanki is cricket’s director.
#5 Lucknow Super Giants (7/10)
Andy Flower, a Zimbabwe great, is LSG’s head coach. Two-time World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir is their worldwide mentor.
GT’s bowling coach is Andy Bichel, who was India’s keeper. Richard Halsall has coached Sussex, England, and Bangladesh.
#6 Mumbai Indians (6.5/10).
Mark Boucher is MI’s new coach. Boucher coached the Proteas till the T20 World Cup in Australia. He did well despite South Africa’s ICC jinx. Former Auckland batsman James Pamment will continue as MI’s fielding coach.
#7 Rajasthan Royals (6.5/10)
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Sanju Samson and Kumar Sangakkara. BCCI RR’s director of cricket and coach is Kumar Sangakkara. He led the franchise to their first IPL final since 2008 last year.
Lasith Malinga is a great fast bowling coach. Dishant Yagnik is the fielding coach.
#8 Challengers 6/10 Bangalore
Mike Hesson, RCB’s director of cricket operations, has had mixed results in the IPL.
Sanjay Bangar and Adam Griffith are their head and bowling coaches, respectively. Sridharan Sriram has consulted for the Australian and Bangladesh cricket teams.
#9 Punjab Kings (5.5/10)
Bayliss coaches PBKS. He led England to the 2019 ODI World Cup. He was KKR’s coach in 2012 and 2014.
Bayliss did poorly with Sunrisers Hyderabad. PBKS hopes he can help their team. Haddin, Jaffer, and Langeveldt joined as assistant, batting, and bowling coaches.
#10 SRH (4/10) Lara and Steyn.
SRH’s IPL 2022 was terrible. Brian Lara is the coach. He’s a legend but has no coaching experience; he joined SRH in 2022.
Fast-bowling coach Dale Steyn and spin-bowling and strategy coach Muttiah Muralitharan. Hemang Badani is a scout and fielding coach. SRH hired huge names but no coaches.