In cricket, each player on the field plays a crucial role in emerging victoriously. A strong team in every area, that is, batting, bowling, and fielding, can easily win any match. But, cricket is not just a game of 11 players. The person who teaches the team and improves their techniques is the coach. Many coaches have played the game first, and now they share their experiences and opinions to guide the players. For their hard work, they are paid heavily by the boards. Here, we have a list of the top 10 current highest-paid coaches globally.
10. Lalchand Rajput (Zimbabwe)
Lalchand Sitaram Rajput is a former cricketer and the current head coach of the Zimbabwe cricket team. In 2007, he was the manager of theT20 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team. After facing many controversies, Lal was named the head coach of the Afghanistan cricket team in 2016. But his contract ended in August 2017. Today, he mentors the Zimbabwe cricket team. His salary is around 36 lacs and, he is in the tenth position on the list.
9. Phil Simmons (West Indies)
Philip Verant Simmons is a Trinidadian former cricketer. He is the head coach of the West Indies cricket team. In 2016, Simmons led the West Indies team to a historic victory in T20 World Cup in India. In 2017, he became the batting coach of the Afghanistan cricket team. But he was re-appointed as the head coach of the West Indies team in 2019. He is in the ninth position on the list with a salary of 65 lacs.
8. Mark Boucher (South Africa)
Mark Verdon Boucher is a South African cricket coach and former wicket-keeper. Boucher is one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen in cricket history. Mark holds the record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in international matches (975). In December 2019, Boucher was appointed the head coach of the South African cricket team. He is in the eighth position on the list with a salary of 1 crore.
7. Russell Domingo (Bangladesh)
Russell Craig Domingo is a cricket coach from South Africa. Domingo is currently the head coach of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team. In August 2019, Russell joined the Bangladesh team. Russell was earlier the coach of the South African team. Domingo is in the seventh position on the list. His salary is around 1.3 crores.
6. Gary Stead (New Zealand)
Gary Raymond Stead is a cricket coach from New Zealand. Stead is a former cricketer and the head coach of the New Zealand cricket team. Gary joined the team as a coach in August 2018. After New Zealand's loss in a super overmatch in the 2019 World Cup, he raised the idea of sharing the world cup. Gary is in the sixth position on the list. His salary is around 1.7 crores.
5. Misbah-Ul-Haq (Pakistan)
Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi is a cricket coach and former international cricketer of Pakistan. He has captained Pakistan in tests and ODIs. In September 2019, Misbah was appointed the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team. He led Pakistan to win their first test series against South Africa in 2003. He is in the fifth position on the list, and his salary is 1.8 crore.
4. Mickey Arthur (Sri Lanka)
John Michael Arthur is a cricket coach from South Africa. He played in the South African team in domestic cricket between 1986 and 2001. In December 2019, Mickey was appointed the head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. Earlier, he was the head coach of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, winning team Pakistan. He is in the fourth position on the list, and his salary is 3.4 crores.
3. Chris Silverwood (England)
Christopher Eric Wilfred Silverwood is a former international cricketer. Chris is currently the head coach of the England cricket team. Earlier, he was the fast bowling coach of the group. But, in October 2019, he was promoted to the group's head coach. He is in the third position on the list. His salary is around 4.6 crores.
2. Justin Langer (Australia)
Justin Lee Langer is a cricket coach and former cricketer of Australia. Justin holds the record for most runs scored by an Australian at first-class level. In May 2018, Langer was appointed the head coach of the Australian Cricket team. He is in the second position on the list. His salary is around 4.7 crores.
1. Ravi Shastri (India)
Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri is a former commentator and Indian cricketer. He played for India between 1982 and 1991 in tests and ODIs. In July 2017, Ravi was appointed the head coach of the Indian cricket team. His contract has got extended till the 2021 World Cup T20. He is in the top position on the list. His salary is approximately ten crores.