There is no denying the fact that all the 11 players deserve recognition whenever they do well on the cricketing field, but a lot of other people also work hard to make every win possible. The sport is also about how much the coach influences the players to do well, motivates them after a poor outing, and gets the best out of them by injecting positivity into them. The coach is also responsible for making the strategies and the blueprints for victory while the captain takes charge of all the happenings on the field.
Hence, coaches are required to have the requisite knowledge of the game, but they also require experience and man-management skills to keep the players in the right frame of mind. All these traits make an individual an expert coach and help deliver the desired results for the respective teams. And based on all these attributes, they get their paycheques.
We take a look at the top ten highest-paid cricket coaches of the current international teams:
#10 Lalchand Rajput, Zimbabwe – ₹35.8 lakhs
Lalchand Rajput became Zimbabwe’s coach in 2018, having a wealth of coaching experience behind him, mentoring the Indian team. He was also Team India’s manager during the 2007 T20 World Cup. Despite that, Rajput has not been able to turn Zimbabwe’s fortunes around, as they are yet to recover from a slump. Zimbabwe even failed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup and while there have been promising performances here and there. Rajput, who earns $ 49,240 per annum from the board, has a huge liabilityahead of him.
#9 Phil Simmons, West Indies – ₹64.5 lakhs
West Indian coach Phil Simmons became the successor of Floyd Reiffer in 2019 and has done a decent job so far. While the West Indies has little to show in terms of rankings, they do have some match-winners in teh squad. The likes Of Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen are highly promising cricketers. Under Phil Simmons, the Windies challenged England in their backyard last year and beat Bangladesh and Sri Lanka earlier this year. He fetches $ 0.09 m from the Cricket West Indies (CWI), will have his eyes on the blockbuster visits from South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan, starting June 9th.