The 2022 T20 World Cup kicked off in Australia this week – here’s a list of the coaches and support staff for all 16 teams.
The 2022 T20 World Cup is finally underway, with Namibia pulling off a shock victory over Sri Lanka in the first match of the group stage. The Super 12 stage of the tournament will begin on Saturday 22 October, with two teams from each group joining the already qualified sides.
There are some high profile names among the coaching staff for each squad, with plenty of former international players offering their experience to guide their players through the competition. Several teams have brought in experienced mentors exclusively for the tournament, as well as legendary former players in specialised coaching capacities. Each side has now finalised their squad and coaches for their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign.
T20 World Cup 2022 coaches: The coaching and support staff for all 16 teams
After his appointment earlier this year, Andrew McDonald has a huge assignment for his first global tournament at the helm with his side going into the tournament on home soil as defending champions. He has brought New Zealand legend Daniel Vettori on board alongside Michael Di Venuto for the tournament.
Head Coach: Andrew McDonald
Assistant Coaches: Daniel Vettori, Andre Borovec
Batting Coach: Michael Di Venuto
Ex-England top order batter Jonathan Trott will head-up Afghanistan’s campaign He was appointed interim head coach for the side after Graham Thorpe was unable to take up the role due to illness. Trott has included ex-Pakistan pacer Umar Gul in his coaching staff as well as former Afghanistan international Raees Ahmadzai.
Head Coach: Jonathan Trott
Assistant Coach: Raees Ahmadzai
Batting Coach: Nawroz Mangal
Bowling Coach: Umar Gul
Fielding Coach: Ryan Maron
Sridharan Sriram has been appointed as technical consultant in charge of Bangladesh during this year’s tournament, with Russell Domingo remaining in charge of the side for Test matches and ODIs. Famous faces fill the specialist coaching positions, with Allan Donald, Rangana Herath and Shane McDermott all featuring in the set-up.
Technical Consultant: Sridharan Sriram
Batting Coach: Jamie Siddons
Bowling Coach: Allan Donald
Spin Bowling Coach: Rangana Herath
Fielding Coach: Shane McDermott
The first major assignment for the Matthew Mott-Jos Buttler era will be aided by Australians Mike Hussey and David Saker. Saker returns to the England set-up having previously been bowling coach under Andy Flower’s tenure as head coach.
Head Coach: Matthew Mott
Assistant Coaches: Richard Dawson, Carl Hopkinson
Coaching Consultants: Mike Hussey, David Saker
Legendary batter Rahul Dravid will be hoping to take India to a first T20 World Cup Trophy since 2007. India come off the back of a convincing series victory over South Africa ahead of their warm-up matches in Australia.
Head Coach: Rahul Dravid
Batting Coach: Vikram Rathour
Bowling Coach: Paras Mhambrey
Fielding Coach: T Dilip
Gary Stead has put together a coaching team with extensive limited overs experience to help New Zealand go one step better from their runners-up medal last time out. Luke Wright and Luke Ronchi have positions as assistant coach and batting coach respectively.
Head Coach: Gary Stead
Assistant Coaches: Luke Wright, Dion Ebrahim
Batting Coaches: Luke Ronchi, Dean Brownlie
Bowling Coaches: Shane Jurgensen, Graeme Aldridge
Matthew Hayden will be mentor to Pakistan throughout the tournament. The aggressive ex-Australia batter will join compatriot Shaun Tait in the set-up under Saqlain Mushtaq’s leadership. Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf will also feature as batting coach.
Head Coach: Saqlain Mushtaq
Mentor: Matthew Hayden
Assistant Coach: Shahid Aslam
Batting Coach: Mohammad Yousuf
Bowling Coach: Shaun Tait
Fielding Coach: Abdul Majeed
Head Coach Mark Boucher will hope to lead South Africa to their first T20 World Cup title. He has some tough selection decisions on his hands with the form of captain Temba Bavuma an ongoing worry.
Head Coach: Mark Boucher
Batting Coach: Justin Sammons
Bowling Coach: Charl Langeveldt
Fielding Coach: Justin Ontong
Ireland’s bid to reach the Super 12 stage of the tournament will be led by Heinrich Malan, who has brought in two former Ireland internationals as batting and pace bowling coaches. Former Australian spinner Nathan Hauritz will be contributing his expertise to the Ireland spinners.
Head Coach: Heinrich Malan
Batting and Wicket Keeping Coach: Gary Wilson
Pace Bowling Coach: Ryan Eagleson
Spin Bowling Coach: Nathan Hauritz
After their shock victory over Sri Lanka in the opening match of the group stage, Namibia could be set for a surprise appearance in the Super 12s.
Head Coach: Pierre du Bruyn
Assistant Coach: Richard das Neves
Former Australia all-rounder Dan Christian joins the Netherlands staff as a consultant under Ryan Cook’s leadership as head coach. South Africa’s Gary Kirsten will feature as the side’s batting coach.
Head Coach: Ryan Cook
Assistant Coach: Peter Borren
Batting Consultant: Gary Kirsten
Consultant: Dan Christian
Shane Burger’s side are hoping to repeat last year’s stunning result, qualifying for the Super 12s for the first time. They come into the tournament with Richie Berrington having taken over as captain after Kyle Coetzer’s retirement after the previous tournament.
Head Coach: Shane Burger
Assistant and Fast Bowling Coach: Craig Wright
After a disastrous spell as England’s Test coach, Chris Silverwood has taken on the role for Sri Lanka. He has some fabulous pedigree on his staff, with Mahela Jayawardene and Lasith Malinga both taking up positions as coaches.
Head Coach: Chris Silverwood
Assistant Coach: Naveed Nawaz
Consultant Coach: Mahela Jayawardene
Spin Bowling Coach: Piyal Wijetunge
Fast Bowling Coach: Lasith Malinga
Fielding Coach: Anton Roux
United Arab Emirates
The UAE have a tough challenge ahead of them to get out of the group stage of the tournament. Their head coach, Robin Singh, will be hoping the side can qualify for the Super 12 for the first time.
Head Coach: Robin Singh
Assistant Coach: Najeeb Amar
The West Indies find themselves having to qualify through the first round for this tournament, despite being the only side to have won the trophy twice. Phil Simmons will be hoping his side can repeat their success from 2012 and 2016 to pull off what would be a remarkable result.
Head Coach: Phil Simmons
Assistant Coach: Trevor Penney
Batting Coach: Monty Desai
Bowling Coach: Roddy Estwick
Fielding Coach: Rayon Griffith
Zimbabwe come into the tournament on good from, having breezed through the qualifiers. They claimed a series win over Bangladesh earlier in the year and head coach David Houghton will be hoping his side can keep the momentum up through the group stage.
Head Coach: David Houghton
Assistant Coach: Stuart Matsikenyeri
Bowling Coach: Steven Kirby
Fielding Coach: Shepherd Makunura
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