3 nations whose Head Coach belongs to a rival team at the T20 World Cup
Cricket is a professional game and at the highest level, conflict of interest hardly comes into the picture. In the past, foreign coaches have had great success for cricket teams. For instance, India won the 2011 ODI World Cup under the tutelage of Gary Kirsten. At the 2022 T20 World Cup, too, a few teams would hope that foreign coaches would deliver for them. In a few scenarios, teams are having coaches who belong to their direct rivals. On that note, in this article, we take a look at three nations whose Head Coach belongs to a rival team at the T20 World Cup.
1) England - Matthew Mott (Australia)
A few months ago, England changed its management for all formats of the game. They got onboard Matthew Mott, who was part of the Australia Women's setup. Mott has taken over the England limited-overs team and will be looking to win the 2022 T20 WC in his home nation - Australia. England recently won the T20I series against Australia and both teams will meet again in the Super 12 stage of the event.
2) Sri Lanka - Chris Silverwood (England)
Sri Lanka is one of the nations whose Head Coach belongs to a rival team at the T20 World Cup. Former England coach Chris Silverwood is at the helm of the Sri Lankan Team. He helped the team win the Asia Cup 2022. As per most predictions, Sri Lanka will land in the same group as England in the Super 12 stage. It will be interesting to see how this game goes about.
3) Bangladesh - Russell Domingo (South Africa)
There are quite a few South African coaches in the 2022 T20 WC. Bangladesh and South Africa are both part of the same group in the Super 12 stage of the tournament. Russell's input about the South African team will help the Asian side.