In the current era, it is common for retiring cricketers to take up a role as a Head Coach. However, it is not often that a recently retired cricketer will get to be a coach of a top international side. However, there are a few examples right now. On that note, here, we take a look at two cricketers who played in the 2015 ODI World Cup and are Head Coaches of International Teams now.
1) Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – Head Coach of England Test Team
Brendon McCullum led the Kiwi squad that reached the finals of the 2015 ODI World Cup. He was also an important batter for the side. After coaching a few franchises, Bazz took up the role with the England Test Team.
He has been on fire ever since he took over the reins. The team has been in excellent form and is defeating top sides with their new aggressive brand of the game. With the kind of form that he is in, it won’t be a surprise if England makes him an all-format coach in the future.
2) Daren Sammy (West Indies) – Head Coach of West Indies ODI and T20I Team
Daren Sammy is one of the cricketers who played in the 2015 ODI World Cup and are now Head Coaches of International Teams. The former West Indian cricketer has been recently appointed to this role. Having won two T20 WC trophies, Sammy seems to be the best man for the job.
He would have a lot on his plate, though. West Indies needs to come out of its T20 mindset and should start investing in technically competent players. There are also issues with players such as Shimron Hetmyer with the board. While tackling these issues, the former all-rounder should give his best to the team so that they start winning trophies again.