3 coaches who did well in IPL despite not playing for their nation
Often, we witness IPL Head Coaches being former cricketers. Especially in the T20 format, it might require playing the game to have a keen understanding of the format. However, coaching is not just about tactics on the field. A few players, despite remaining uncapped throughout their careers, have been excellent in the IPL. On that note, in this article, we take a look at three coaches who did well in IPL despite not playing for their nation.
1) Greg Shipperd (Delhi Daredevils)
For the first few seasons in the IPL, Greg Shipperd was at the helm of Delhi. Under him, Delhi had a good run, reaching a couple of playoffs. The team was also solid and Shipperd also had a good eye for talent, procuring the likes of David Warner. Even in the BBL, he enjoyed a good run, winning a few trophies.
2) Ray Jennings (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Rey Jennings is one of the coaches who did well in the IPL despite not playing for their nation. Under him, RCB reached a couple of finals. The famed trio of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers also came up under him. Virat Kohli's potential was first identified by Rey and it was a great service to the game as a whole. RCB may not have won a trophy but under Jennings, it was a top T20 squad.
3) Trevor Bayliss (Kolkata Knight Riders & Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Trevor Bayliss is one of the best coaches in the game right now. While he has helped England stay at the top for a long time, in the IPL, he helped KKR win two trophies. This happened despite not having a lot of superstars in the squad. Later, Bayliss also helped SRH do well but after he parted ways, the franchise started to suffer. Now, he will try to help Punjab Kings win the trophy in IPL 2023.