Irrespective of the sport, the role of a coach in the success of a team. The role of a coach comes with a lot of responsibilities and pressure, especially when we talk about the game of cricket. The success or loss of the team is directly attributed to the decision-making skills of the skipper of the team and the head coach.
The importance of a head coach can also be reflected through their remuneration as well. Here, in this article, we bring you a list of the highest-paid cricket coaches in the world. Have a look:
10. Lalchand Rajput – Zimbabwe (INR 35.8 Lakhs):
Lalchang Rajput is a former Indian cricketer, who is now the head coach of the Zimbabwe National Cricket team. Though he hasn’t played many international games the he is one of the most experienced coaches in the world.
After getting retirement, Lalchang Rajput took up various coaching positions. Before he became the head coach of the Zimbabwe National Cricket team, he has also coached India A team for a while and was even the manager of the World Cup 2007 winning team. He was also the head coach of Afghanistan’s cricket team.
If reports are to be believed then he receives a salary of Rs. 35.8 Lakhs as the head coach of the Zimbabwe National Cricket team.
9. Phil Simmons – West Indies (INR 64.5 Lakhs) :
Phil Simmons, the former Caribbean all-rounder has been fulfilling the duties of the head coach of the West Indies cricket team since October 2019. Earlier he was the head coach of Zimbabwe during 2004-05 and also of the Afghanistan Cricket Team during 2017-19.
He is one of the most experienced coaches in the world. As per reports, he receives a salary of Rs. 64.5 lakh rupees per annum.
8. Mark Boucher — South Africa (INR 1.05 Crore):
Mark Boucher, the former South African wicket-keeper is regarded as one of the legendary cricketers to have ever played for the team. After taking an untimely retirement in 2012, he took up coaching positions in various teams. Mark was appointed as the Proteas’ coach in December 2019 and his contract is till the year 2023.
Reportedly, the legendary wicket-keeper takes a salary of just over 1 Crore Rupees per annum.
7. Russell Domingo — Bangladesh (INR 1.29 Crore):
Russell Domingo is the head coach of the Bangladesh National Cricket team. He was appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh in August 2019 replacing Steve Rhodes, after the team had a disappointing World Cup campaign.
As per sources, Domingo receives a salary of approximately RS. 1.3 crores as his salary.
6. Gary Stead — New Zealand (INR 1.73 Crore):
Gary Stead, the former New Zealand batsman is currently coaching the national cricket team of New Zealand. Gary has had a very successful stint as the head coach of New Zealand’s cricket team.
Gary Stead is the highest-paid coach in the world and he receives an amount of approximately 1.73 Crore rupees as his per annum salary.
5. Misbah-ul-Haq — Pakistan (INR 1.79 Crore):
Misbah-ul-Haq took over the coaching of the Pakistan national team in September 2019. His appointment was criticized a lot by the fans. However, with his successful stint during the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
The legendary coach receives a whopping salary of Rs. 1.79crore for his job as a head coach.
4. Mickey Arthur — Sri Lanka (INR 3.44 Crore):
Mickey Arthur, the former South African cricketer is one of the most successful coaches all around the world. He is currently the head coach of the Sri Lankan Cricket team.
Before this, he has coached the Pakistan cricket team, who won many important tournaments and events under his leadership. Mickey is currently the fourth highest-paid coach in the world as he receives a salary of Rs. 3.5 crores.
3. Chris Silverwood — England (INR 4.65 Crore):
Chris Silverwood is currently fulfilling the current head coach of the England and Wales national cricket team. He is currently the third highest-paid coach in the world. He reportedly receives a salary of a whopping INR 4.65 Crore.
2. Justin Langer — Australia (INR 4.6-5 Crore):
Justin Langer, the former left-handed Australian cricketer is presently the head coach of the Australian Cricket team. Under his leadership, the Australian cricket team managed to win many important tournaments and events around the world. He receives a salary of INR 4.6-5 crores.
1. Ravi Shastri — INDIA ( INR 9.5-10 Crores):
Yes, Ravi Shastri is the highest paid coaches in the world. Ravi Shastri took over the role of the head coach of the Indian cricket team in the year 2017 replacing Anil Kumble. Recently, he got an upgrade in the contract and his term has been extended. He receives a whopping salary of INR 9.5-10 CRORES.