IPL 2021: Top 5 Most Successful Coaches Of IPL


Updated: October 4

The role of a head coach becomes very important in a cricket league such as IPL. With each team having around 25 players, it becomes very important that someone guides the entire setup. His task in the team is to give valuable suggestions to the captain from time to time.

The coach also gives added motivation to the side when things are not going their way.

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In this article, we will analyze the Top 5 most successful coaches of IPL:

Mahela Jayawardene

The Sri Lankan veteran cricketer Mahela Jayawardene took over the coaching responsibility from Ricky Ponting in the year 2017. Since then, he has been simply outstanding as the head coach of Mumbai Indians.


Under Mahela Jayawardene’s coaching, Mumbai Indians went on to win the IPL title in the years 2017,2019, and 2020. His cool nature has also inspired Rohit Sharma as a captain to take more wise decisions. He comes first in the list of the top 5 most successful coaches of IPL.

Stephen Fleming

The New Zealand legend captain Stephen Fleming was part of the Chennai Super Kings team in the 2008 and 2009 editions as a player. After that, he retired and was inducted as the head coach of CSK. Since then, he has been instrumental in guiding Chennai Super Kings to victory in 3 IPL seasons so far in 2010,2011, and 2018.


His calm head along with Dhoni has made CSK achieve greater heights. Both of them have taken management decisions very smoothly and have also motivated the entire squad. Under his coaching, CSK can win VIVO IPL 2021 title He comes second in the list of the top 5 most successful coaches of IPL.

Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss took over the responsibility of head coach for KKR in the year 2012. The team has won 2 IPL seasons in 2012 and 2014 and both of them have come under the guidance of Trevor Bayliss. His understanding with KKR captain Gautam Gambhir was very fruitful for the team.

Trevor Bayliss resigned from KKR and later joined SRH as the head coach in the year 2020. He comes third in the list of the top 5 most successful coaches of IPL.

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Tom Moody

Tom Moody was assigned the role of head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2013-2019. He has led the team to an IPL victory in 2016. Under the guidance of Tom Moody, Sunrisers Hyderabad has reached the play-off stage 3 times in the years 2013,2017,2019.

Tom Moddy parted ways with SRH after the 2019 IPL season. He has been a very active coach and has guided the team to greater heights. Tom Moody comes 4th in the list of top 5 most successful coaches of IPL.

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Jacques Kallis

The South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis comes at 5th place in the list of top 5 most successful coaches of IPL. He joined KKR as the head coach in the year 2016. Kallis served as the head coach for 3 seasons 2016,2018 and 2018. The team reached the play-off stage in all 3 seasons under the guidance of Jacques Kallis.

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