Cricket has quickly transformed from a sport to a business platform now. The cricket boards are trying to have more tournaments in their countries while the cricketers have turned into freelancers as their focus is to make more money by playing in different tourneys. Test cricket has lost its relevance thanks to the rising of T20s and T10s.
However, one thing that still remains the same is the prominence of a coach. The backroom staff plays an important role for the team not only by helping the players recognize their mistakes but they also prepare the strategies and game plans for different opponents.
The head coach is a vital member of the think tank also. Hence, his role has the same importance as the team captain. Here’s a look at the top seven highest-paid cricket coaches in the world right now.
Russell Domingo – 1.29 Crore INR
Russell Domingo, the coach of Bangladesh, has played a massive role in the team’s success of late. Bangladesh is no longer a minnow in the cricket world. The board has worked a lot to bring the level of cricket at par. Hence, they offered a massive deal of 1.29 Crore INR to their head coach, Domingo.
Gary Stead – 1.73 Crore INR
New Zealand reached the finals of the 2019 World Cup under this man. They have been very consistent in the limited-overs format. However, New Zealand Cricket would expect that since they are paying 1.73 Crore INR to Gary Stead, the coach helps them perform well in the ICC World Test Championship also.
Misbah Ul Haq – 1.79 Crore INR
The coach-cum-chief selector of Pakistan, Misbah Ul Haq receives an amount of 1.79 Crore INR for his services to the Pakistan Cricket Board. The team has not performed up to the mark in recent times. They have fared poorly in the ICC World Test Championship. Also, the tour of Australia was not so fruitful for Pakistan.
Mickey Arthur – 3.44 Crore INR
Sri Lankan cricket coach, Mickey Arthur has a herculean task in front of him as he has the responsibility of reviving Sri Lanka Cricket. The islanders recently got whitewashed by India in an away T20I series. Also, after their legends retired, they have not left their mark on any ICC tournament. Arthur has a lucrative package worth more than 3 Crores. Hence, he will have to take the players to the next level soon.
Chris Silverwood – 4.65 Crore INR
Despite the fact that England has a greater currency value than the other nations present on this list, their head coach Chris Silverwood receives a salary of 4.65 Crore INR. However, he has helped England achieve new heights in world cricket by guiding the nation to its first World Cup win in 2019.
Justin Langer – 4.6 to 5 Crore INR
Justin Langer has revived the Australian cricket team after the infamous ball-tampering scandal. The former Aussie opener has a deal worth somewhere between 4.6 to 5 Crores INR with Cricket Australia. Although the team has found its mojo back, the Aussies lost in the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup.
Ravi Shastri – 9.5 to 10 Crores INR
While many Indian fans troll Ravi Shastri for his drinking habits, the fact is that the head coach of the Indian cricket team earns almost 10 Crores a year for his work. Under his guidance, the team won its first-ever Test series in Australia last year. The team could not lift the World Cup in England, but they can be backed to seize the T20 World Cup this year.
Thus, these are the top 7 highest-paid cricket coaches in the world.