The Indian T20 League has witnessed several players getting hefty money since its inception in 2008. Players such as MS Dhoni, Andrew Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen, Yuvraj Singh, etc over the years have earned a huge amount of money. However, nobody speaks about the huge amount coaches earn during every season. Coaches earn a lot of money to offer their expertise in the game and prepare the team for the tournament.
In this listicle, we will talk about the five most expensive coaches in the history of the Indian T20 League.
1. Anil Kumble (4 crores)
The former India Test skipper Anil Kumble was appointed as head coach by Punjab in October 2019. It’s true that the team has not done well but Kumble is the right man to get the team back on track. He is someone who can groom the youngsters and prepare a team good enough to win the title. The franchise trusts him thus give a huge amount of money.
2. Brendon McCullum (3.4 crores)
The former New Zealand skipper was appointed as head coach by Kolkata in August 2019. Next year, the team missed out on the playoffs spot due to inferior Net Run Rate just like in 2019. In 2021, the team was tottering at seventh position before the suspension of the league. After resumption, the team went on to qualify for the playoffs on the basis of superior Net Run Rate and played the final. McCullum is someone who is very positive and keeps the spirit high in the camp, even when results are not going their way. His positive intent is what has given Kolkata a never die attitude.
3. Stephen Fleming (3.5 crores)
The former New Zealand player has coached the four-time winners since 2009. In the previous year, he played for the team and amassed 196 runs in 10 games. Under his coaching, the team won the title in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. Also, the team has played finals in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019, and playoffs in 2009 and 2014. He is one of the most successful coaches in Indian T20 League and richly deserves the hefty price tag.