It is challenging to coach a national team, especially currently. The national team's players are already old enough to manage themselves, but the coach has the difficult task of pointing out their shortcomings and limitations and assisting them in improving. The team's egos are too big for the coach to handle. He must be able to make judgments that are impartial enough to occasionally defy common opinion. He must continue to put in work behind the scenes to ensure the team's success. Let us look at the most successful cricket coaches for India.

1. Gary Kirsten

The most successful coach of the Indian team ever was the left-handed South African opener, Kirsten. For India, the greatest combo was Gary Kirsten and MS Dhoni. In September 2009, Dhoni and the other seniors Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Laxman supported him and helped India become the top Test team. India won its first bilateral series in Sri Lanka during his administration, as well as its first Test and ODI series in New Zealand. The 2011 World Cup victory was his greatest accomplishment.

2. John Wright

John Wright, a former captain of New Zealand, served as India's first foreign coach. He assumed control during a very trying time for the Indian team. Ajay Jadeja, Manoj Prabhakar, and Mohammad Azharuddin were charged with match-fixing. Gems like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, and Yuvraj Singh came up under him. India's historic victory at Kolkata in 2001 put a stop to Australia's 16-match winning streak in Test matches. India also tied Australia in the four-match Test series, 1-1. His most significant accomplishment was the 2003 World Cup. India made it to the World Cup finals in South Africa but lost to Australia in the end.

3. Duncan Fletcher

Duncan Fletcher, a seasoned Zimbabwean, succeeded Gary Kirsten after the historic World Cup victory in 2011. With the game of limited overs, he excelled. India won the 2013 England-hosted Champions Trophy under his direction. In 2014, the Indian team triumphed in the ODI series played in England. The Dhoni-Fletcher combination propelled the Indian team to the top of the ODI standings. India advanced to the World Cup semifinals in 2015 but lost to eventual champions Australia. India won its next seven games in a row during the World Cup.

4. Ravi Shastri

After a public fight with Indian captain Virat Kohli and former coach and star spinner Anil Kumble, he was named head coach. The Kohli-Shastri team took back the top spot in the Test rankings. India achieved a rarity in 2018 by winning Test matches in South Africa, England, and Australia. India also won its first bilateral limited-overs series in Australia during this time, thrashing the hosts 3-0 in a T20 series in January 2016.

5. Anshuman Gaekwad

From 1992 through 1996, Ajit Wadekar, a former Indian captain, served as the team's coach. Some of India's most notable victories occurred during his tenure, along with Mohammad Azharuddin. India defeated England 3-0 at home and went an astounding 14 games without a loss in Test matches between 1992 and 1994. India also won the Titan Cup in 1996, the Wills World Series in 1994–95, and the 5 Nation Tournament in 1993.

6. Ajit Wadekar

With players like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Vishwanath, and Farokh Engineer on his side during his playing days, Ajit Wadekar guided Team India to the pinnacle of international cricket. India defeated England 3-0 at home and went 14 games without a defeat in Test matches from 1992 to 1994 while he served as their coach.  The 1993 5-nation Hero Cup at home, the Singer World Series in Sri Lanka, the Wills World Series, and the Titan Cup in India were among the ODI competitions in that The Men in Blue excelled.

7. PR Man Singh

When India defeated the West Indies in the 1983 ODI World Cup final, they made history. The most famous incident in Indian cricket history was that. Few had India even making the top four in their predictions. But what follows is history. All the guys put up their best effort, and it was a true team effort. But India's coach, PR Man Singh, was one person who never received much praise. In the 1983 World Cup, he served as the Indian team's manager. India's 1987 World Cup run to the semifinals was coached by Man Singh as well.

8. Lalchand Rajput

India was eliminated from the 2007 ODI World Cup in the group stage alone. The captain was Rahul Dravid, and Greg Chappell served as the team's head coach. Thus, MS Dhoni guided an entirely youthful Indian squad to the 2007 T20 World Cup.  The team's head coach, Lalchand Rajput, was dispatched with the group. But who would have imagined that squad would change the course of history? When India won the T20 World Cup, MS Dhoni and Lalchand Rajput cemented their reputations as two of Indian cricket's most successful captains and head coaches that India ever had.

9. Rahul Dravid

After Ravi Shastri, Rahul Dravid was chosen to lead the Indian National Cricket Team. In 2021, Dravid took over after India was unable to advance to the World Cup semifinals. He will strive to continue Ravi Shastri's legacy. In 2018, Dravid led the U-19 to a world championship title. He is well-recognized for guiding children and keeping them in a positive frame of mind. He has a gift for getting along with kids and making them feel at ease in a team setting.

10. Greg Chappel

In the early 2000s, Chappell served as the Indian cricket team's head coach. MS Dhoni made his international debut while he was the Team India head coach. Following India's dismal loss from the ICC Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean in 2007, Chappell resigned as head coach.