15 February 2011

Coaches of the teams in Cricket World Cup 2011

Tim Nielsen (Australia)

Timothy John Nielsen is a former South Australia state cricketer and is currently the head coach of the Australian cricket team. He was born on 5 May, 1968 in London, England. He has played as a wicket-keeper/batsman for South Australia from 1990 to 1999. He was coach at the Australian Centre of Excellence in Brisbane between 2005 and 2007.

Jamie Siddons (Bangladesh)

James Darren Siddons is an Australian cricketer, renowned for his involvement in Sheffield Shield first-class cricket over a 16-year career. He was born on 25 April, 1964. He was the first player to score 10,000 runs in the Sheffield Shield. He was appointed coach of Bangladesh in Dhaka 2007.

Pubudu Dassanayake (Canada)

Pubudu Bathiya Dassanayake is a Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 11 Tests and 16 ODIs from 1993 to 1994. He was born on July 11, 1979 in Kandy. He has played for Canada between 2005-6, captaining the national side. He was appointed coach of Canada in August 2007. He has also been a specialist wicket-keeping coach at the Sri Lanka Cricket Academy.

Andy Flower (England)

Andrew "Andy" Flower is a former international cricketer for Zimbabwe and is currently the England coach. He was born on 28 April, 1968 in Cape Town, South Africa. He was appointed England coach in April 2009. He has played 63 Tests and 213 ODIs as a wicket-keeper/batsman for Zimbabwe between 1992 and 2003.

Gary Kirsten (India)

Gary Kirsten is a former South African cricketer, and current coach of the Indian cricket team. He was born on 23 November, 1967 in Cape Town. He has played 101 Test matches and 185 One-day internationals for South Africa between 1993 and 2004, mainly as an opening batsman.

Phil Simmons (Ireland)

Philip Veraint Simmons was a skilled all-round cricketer who played as an opening batsman a useful bowler and a talented slip fielder. He was born on April 18, 1963 in Trinidad. He was appointed the Ireland coach after the ICC CWC 2007. He has also coached Zimbabwe at international level.

Eldine Baptiste (Kenya)

Eldine Ashworth Elderfield Baptiste appeared in 10 Tests and 43 One Day Internationals for the West Indies. He was born on 12 March, 1960 in Antigua. He won all ten Tests he played for the West Indies. He has coached the Stanford Superstars to victory over England in 2008. He was appointed Kenya coach in September 2009, replacing previous coach Andy Kirsten.

Peter Drinnen (Netherlands)

He was appointed as coach of the Netherlands in January 2008. He has also coached Scotland at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. He has played first-class cricket as a wicket-keeper for Queensland between 1988 and 1990.

John Wright (New Zealand)

John Geoffrey Wright is a former international cricketer representing - and captaining - New Zealand. He was born on July 5, 1954 in Darfield, New Zealand. He has made 82 Test appearances and 149 ODI appearances for New Zealand as a player. He replaced Mark Greatbatch as New Zealand coach in December 2010. He is contracted as coach until 2012. He has also served as India’s coach for five years.

Waqar Younis (Pakistan)

Waqar Younis Maitla is a former Pakistani right arm fast bowler in cricket and widely regarded as one of the best fast bowlers of all time. He was born on 16 November, 1971 in Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan. He has played in 262 ODI matches for Pakistan, taking 416 wickets. He was appointed as Pakistan coach in March 2010, having previously twice served as bowling coach.

Corrie Van Zyl (South Africa)

Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerthardus van Zyl is a former South African cricketer who played two One Day Internationals in 1992. He was born on 1 October, 1961 in Bloemfontein, Free State. He is also a former national assistant coach. He has been appointed coach of South Africa National cricket team following the resignation of Mickey Arthur in 2010.

Trevor Bayliss (Sri Lanka)

Trevor Harley Bayliss is a former cricketer for New South Wales and a former coach. He was born on 21 December, 1962 in Goulburn. He is the current coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team He was selected in June 2007 for a two year term as coach of Sri Lanka from August 1, 2007.

Ottis Gibson (West Indies)

Ottis Delroy Gibson is a cricket coach and former player from Barbados. He was born on 16 March, 1969. He was appointed coach of the West Indies in January 2010. He also served as England’s bowling coach in September 2007. He has played two Tests and 15 ODIs for the West Indies between 1995 and 1999 as a fast bowler and useful lower-order hitter.

Alan Butcher (Zimbabwe)

Alan Raymond Butcher is a former English cricketer. He was born on January 7, 1954 in Croydon. He made one Test appearance in his career, playing against India in 1979. He coached Surrey between 2005 and 2008. He became Zimbabwe coach in February 2010 .


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