5 coaches at the World T20 who will remind you of the 90s
The period between the years 1990 and 2000 is often referred to as the golden era of international cricket. Many of the stars who played some of their best cricket during this era are still staying in touch with the game in some way or the other.Among these, quite a few have entered into the coaching domain and are currently involved in different roles across international as well as domestic teams. The coaching staff of a number of teams that are participating in the ongoing World T20 includes some popular faces who dominated the sport in the 90s.Here are 6 cricketers from the 90s who are coaching at the World T20:
#5 Marvan Atapattu
Coaching role: Batting Coach, Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka's former skipper Marvan Atapattu is a prominent name from the 90s who will be seen in a coaching role at the World T20. The Zimbabwean national cricket team brought the stylish batsman on board as their batting coach prior to the tournament.
Atapattu is remembered for the multiple double centuries that he scored for Sri Lanka in Tests. However, his batting stats suggest that the right-hander was not able to do complete justice to the amount of talent that he possessed. In 90 Tests, he scored just over 5500 runs at an average of under 40.
Marvan Atapattu also had decent success as captain of the Sri Lankan team. As batting coach of Zimbabwe, he will be looking to help them counter the sub-continent conditions.