The Indian Premier League (IPL) is back for another brand-new season in 2024. And alongside fans, teams, and players, there will also be coaches who will be held responsible for executing the team strategies on the ground. Couple of new faces will be seen in the dressing room of various franchises, while old guards will be keen to repeat their good work.
This blog lists all ten IPL 2024 head coaches. Who will lead their team to glory this IPL? Will it be CSK’s Stephen Fleming or Justin Langer leading the Lucknow Super Giants to the trophy? Make predictions on an IPL betting platform and grab a handful of cash rewards daily during the IPL 2024 season.
Who are the Ten IPL 2024 Coaches?
Justin Langer, Andy Flower, and Daniel Vettori are three newly-appointed coaches in the IPL 2024 season. Langer is making his IPL coaching debut, while Flower and Vettori have IPL coaching experience. Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, Trevor Bayliss, and Ashish Nehra are three coaches who won IPL titles.
Here’s a look at the ten IPL head coaches:
Mark Boucher (Mumbai Indians):
Mark Boucher was named Mumbai Indians coach in October 2022. Under his coaching, the five-time champions reached the playoffs in 2023. Boucher has some experience in coaching. He took up his first coaching job with South African domestic side Titans in 2016 and became South Africa’s national men’s team coach in 2019. He quit the position to take up the role with Mumbai Indians.
Stephen Fleming (Chennai Super Kings):
Fleming quit the franchise as a player and became the head coach in 2009, surprising a number of people. However, he started to show results as the team won the trophy in 2010 and 2011. He also led them to IPL trophies on three more occasions: 2018, 2021, and 2023. The former New Zealand captain has also coached Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL.
Ricky Ponting (Delhi Capitals):
Ricky Ponting, too, comes with IPL coaching experience. He coached the Mumbai Indians between 2014 and 2016. The Aussie legend returned to the IPL in 2018 with Delhi Daredevils replacing Rahul Dravid and remained the head coach when the franchise changed its ownership.
Ashish Nehra (Gujarat Titans):
Ashish Nehra got the Gujarat Titans head coach role after his stint as a bowling coach at Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is the first Indian head coach at an IPL franchise and delivered the title in 2022. The team finished runners-up in the following season. The former India international has had plenty of success in a short time.
Daniel Vettori (Sunrisers Hyderabad):
Vettori comes with loads of coaching experience. He was the RCB head coach when they reached the playoffs in 2015 and the final in 2016. The Kiwi, who also had coaching stints in Big Bash League and Caribbean Premier League, is now the head coach of the Hundred outfit Birmingham Phoenix and the Assistant coach of the Australian men’s national team.
Chandrakant Pandit (Kolkata Knight Riders):
Chandrakant Pandit was handed the Kolkata Knight Riders job when Brendon McCullum left the franchise to become England Test coach. The former India cricketer got the position thanks to his excellent domestic coaching record. He has led Mumbai, Vidarbha, and Madhya Pradesh to success in Ranji Trophy.
Justin Langer (Lucknow Super Giants):
Langer comes with international coaching experience. He was Australia’s coach when the team lifted the 2021 T20 World Cup and thrashed England 4-0 in the Ashes at home. Plus, he has guided the Perth Scorchers to three Big Bash League titles. Lucknow Super Giants fans will want Langer to replicate his 20-over cricket success in IPL.
Trevor Bayliss (Punjab Kings):
Trevor Bayliss comes with an impressive resume. After guiding the Kolkata Knight Riders to 2012 and 2014 IPL titles, he led England to the 2019 ODI World Cup title. That’s why he has replaced Anil Kumble at Punjab Kings. But a stiff challenge awaits him, especially after the 2023 season, where Punjab Kings finished in eighth place.
Kumar Sangakkara (Rajasthan Royals):
Sangakkara had done well with Rajasthan Royals in 2022, guiding the team to the final, but in 2023, the team finished fifth. The pressure will be on the Sri Lankan legend to repeat his 2022 performance. However, he is the only one among his contemporaries to have the additional responsibility of being Director of Cricket.
Andy Flower (Royal Challengers Bangalore):
Flower was the head coach at the Lucknow Super Giants, where he led the team to a playoffs in 2022 and 2023. And yet, his contract wasn’t renewed. Nonetheless, he joined RCB, where his wealth of T20 coaching experience and success with plenty of franchises is bound to help the Faf du Plessis-led side.