In the success of any team in the field of cricket, when the entire team is praised, it is important that the coach should also be given the highest position. So far in international cricket, there have been many coaches who have earned a big name in international cricket but in terms of coaching, they did not achieve the same success as a player.
But it is not that only a successful player can become a successful coach. In this article, we are going to tell about five coaches who have not played any international match but achieved tremendous success as a coach:
Graham Ford started coaching at the age of 31. In 1999, he was elected Assistant Coach of South Africa and worked with Bob Woolmer. Under his supervision, South Africa reached the semi-finals in the World Cup. Ford was then replaced as head coach in place of Woolmer.
In addition, Ford had the opportunity to work as a Sri Lankan coach twice in 2012 and 2016 and became Ireland’s coach in 2017.
Graham Ford played only 7 first-class matches in his career, scoring at an average of 13.50. Graham Ford did a great job as a coach who could not do anything special as a player.
Recently sacked as the head coach of Pakistan cricket team, coach Mickey Arthur has done a great job as a coach. Mickey Arthur worked as a head coach of Pakistan for a long time.
He has also served as a coach with teams like South Africa and Australia. Arthur’s biggest success as a coach was to win the 2017 Champions Trophy to the Pakistan team. He has not played any international matches.
If John Buchanan is called the most successful coach in cricket history, then there should be no doubt about it. Buchanan was the head coach of the team when the Australian team dominated the world cricket.
During Buchanan’s tenure, Australia won several major victories. Buchanan stepped down as coach after Australia won the 2007 World Cup.
If anyone is credited with the transformation of New Zealand cricket, its biggest contender would be Mike Hessen. Mike Hewson was the man behind Brendon McCallum’s captaincy.
The team from New Zealand played very aggressive cricket under the captaincy of McCallum and managed to reach the final of the 2015 World Cup. Hessen took over as head coach of New Zealand from 2012 to 2018.
Trevor Bellis is the only coach to have won the World Cup. He won the World Cup title as the head coach of the England team.
Bellis, who served as a successful coach with England, will step down as England’s head coach after the 2019 Ashes.