5 successful T20 franchise coaches who had middling careers
You need not be a great cricketer to be a great coach...
You need to a good player to play the game of cricket at the top level. However, to be a coach at the top level, being a great player isn't a requisite. The last decade has seen the emergence of numerous T20 Leagues and the attributes the coaches bring into the table is of paramount importance.
Irrespective of what country is hosting its franchise-based league, the objective every season is always locked at "Go for the title". And that is why at the outset of every new season of the franchise-owned leagues, we witness a number of tweaks and transfigurations.
Coaching is an art and not all cricketers possess it and some of the game's middling players have garnered tremendous success as coaches than as players. Well, let us take a look at 5 moderate cricketers who have achieved remarkable success with their T20 franchises:
5.Sanjay Bangar - Kings XI Punjab
Sanjay Bangar is a well-establish Indian cricketer at the domestic levels. But he represented India in only a handful of matches as his lackluster performances limited his chances in the International arena.
Bangar started his coaching career with the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the IPL but his best moment of franchise coaching career came in 2014. He was appointed as the assistant coach of KXIP at the beginning of the season but was later promoted to the apex seat.
In his very first season with KXIP, he led them to their inaugural final. Although they lost in the final, they contested strongly in that fixture against KKR. Eventually, Bangar caught the eye of the national selectors and was called up to coach the senior side.