IPL 2024: Who's Calling the Shots? A Complete List of Team Coaches

Who calls the shots in each IPL team?

Ankitjit Singh
Ankitjit Singh

Last Updated: 2024-04-16

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Cricket coach Mark Boucher

In a tournament like the Indian Premier League (IPL), the role of every player associated with the team becomes crucial. While the performances of the players are there for everyone to see not many know the efforts put in by the coaches, who are one of the main reasons behind the success of the cricket team in the big tournaments.  

The effort put in by the coaches often goes unnoticed but they play a massive role in shaping the team and helping them reach new heights.  

In the IPL, all the franchises have some big names in the coaching department who not only brought great laurels to the team but have ensured that the team remains in great spirits even when they are down and failing to win.  

Over the years we have seen various coaches playing a huge role in making the careers of young Indian players by shaping up their skills and giving them confidence. With the 17th edition of the league going on, we take a look at IPL team coaches.

 Head Coaches Of IPL Teams

Team Head Coach
Mumbai Indians Mark Boucher 
Chennai Super Kings Stephen Fleming 
Kolkata Knight Riders Chandrakant Pandit 
Rajasthan Royals Kumar Sangakkara 
Sunrisers Hyderabad Daniel Vettori 
Royal Challengers Bangalore Andy Flower 
Gujarat Titans Ashish Nehra 
Lucknow Super Giants Justin Langer 
Delhi Capitals Ricky Ponting 
Punjab Kings Trevor Bayliss 

1. Mark Boucher - MI coach 

Former South African wicket-keeper batter Mark Boucher is the head coach of the five-time champions Mumbai Indians. The Proteas cricketer was given the role in the IPL 2023 when the franchise promoted Mahela Jayawardena as global head of performance at the franchise. The former Sri Lanka skipper served as coach of the team from 2017 to 2022. Apart from him, Zaheer Khan, who was director of cricket operations, was also elevated to global head of cricket development. The ongoing IPL 2024 is the second edition for Boucher as a head coach. He has Kieron Pollard, the batting coach, and Lasith Malinga, the bowling coach, along with support staff.

Here’s the entire coaching staff of Mumbai Indians for IPL 2024:

Name Position
Sachin Tendulkar Icon 
Mark Boucher Head Coach 
Lasith Malinga Bowling Coach 
Kieron Pollard Batting Coach 
Arunkumar Jagadeesh Assistant Batting Coach 
James Pamment Fielding Coach 
Paul Chapman Strength and Conditioning Coach 
Pratik Kadam Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach 
Nagendra Prasad Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach 

2. Stephen Fleming - CSK coach 

Stephen Fleming continues to be the head coach of the Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024. The former New Zealand cricketer has been head coach of the team since the inaugural edition of the league and has played a significant role in making the franchise joint-most successful in the league. Fleming arguably is one of the best coaches in the IPL. Chennai Super Kings also has Mike Hussey and Dwayne Bravo as batting and bowling coach respectively.  

Image Credits: Sky Sports

Image Credits: Sky Sports

Here’s the entire coaching staff of Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2024: 

Name Position
Stephen Fleming Head Coach
Michael Hussey Batting Coach
Dwayne Bravia Bowling coach 
Eric Simons Bowling Consultant
Rajiv Kumar Fielding Coach 

3. Chandrakant Pandit - KKR coach 

Indian domestic veteran Chandrakant Pandit has been given the responsibility of coaching the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He was appointed as the head coach of the team last year but he couldn’t make an impact as the team finished in the bottom half of the table. However, the franchise owners backed him to continue. Apart from him, Kolkata Knight Riders has Gautam Gambhir as mentor, Abhishek Nayar as assistant coach, Ryan ten Doeschate as fielding coach and Bharat Arun as bowling coach.

Here’s the entire coaching staff of Kolkata Knight Riders 2024: 

Name Position
Gautam Gambhir Mentor 
Chandrakant Pandit Head coach 
Abhishek Nayar Assistant Coach
James Foster Assistant Coach
Bharat Arun Bowling coach 
Omkar Salvi Assistant Bowling Coach
Ryan ten Doeschate Fielding Coach 

4. Kumar Sangakkara - RR coach 

Rajasthan Royals have one of the best cricketing minds as their head coach. Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara is serving the dual role for the team. Apart from being the head coach of the team, he is also acting as the Director of Cricket Operations. He has been managing the roles since 2022 and is doing a decent job for the team. Alongside him, Shane Bond is the bowling coach. He was roped in by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2024. The franchise doesn’t have a specialist batting coach.

Rajasthan Royals coaching staff for IPL 2024: 

Name Position
Kumar Sangakkara Director of Cricket Operations and Head Coach
Shane Bond Assistant and Fast-bowling Coach
Trevor Penny Assistant Coach
Zubin Bharucha Development and Performance Director
Steffan Jones High-Performance Fast Bowling Coach
Paddy Upton Team Catalyst
Dishant Yagnik Fielding Coach
AT Rajamani Prabhu Performance Specialist 

5. Daniel Vettori - SRH coach

Ahead of the IPL 2024, Sunrisers Hyderabad had a massive change in the coaching set-up. Brian Lara was sacked as the head coach of the after a few dismal seasons in the league. The 2016 winners acquired the services of Daniel Vettori as the new head coach. The duo of Hemang Badani and Muttiah Muralitharan are part of the coaching setup as batting and bowling coaches respectively. They have also Dale Steyn as the fast bowling coach but the former Proteas bowler pulled out of the IPL 2024 due to personal reasons. 

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Sunrisers Hyderabad coaching staff for IPL 2024:

Name Position
Daniel Vettori Head Coach
Simon Helmot Assistant Coach
Muttiah Muralitharan Spin Bowling Coach
Hemang Badani Batting Coach
Ryan Cook Fielding Coach 

6. Andy Flower - RCB coach 

One of the most successful coaches in world cricket Andy Flower is the head of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru. He was roped in ahead of the IPL 2024 when the franchise decided to part ways with Director of Cricket Mike Hesson, and head coach Sanjay Bangar. Flower has won some of the major titles across the world as a coach and would be keen to bring laurels to RCB, who are yet to win IPL. The Faf du Plessis-led side didn’t have a great start to the IPL 2024 and would be keen to turn things around.

Royal Challengers Bangalore coaching staff for IPL 2024: 

Name Position
Andy Flower Head Coach
Mo Bobat Director of Cricket
Adam Griffith Bowling Coach
Malolan Rangarajan Head of Scouting and Fielding Coach
Basu Shanker Strength & Conditioning Coach
Freddie Wildie Team Analyst 

7. Ashish Nehra - GT coach 

Gujarat Titans’ coaching staff is one of the most talked about setups in the entire IPL. The 2022 winners have some big names in the ranks of the coaching staff and no doubt why they are one of the most successful units in the league. Ashish Nehra is the head coach of the team whereas 2011 World Cup winner Gary Kirsten is the batting coach and mentor of the team. Under their guidance, Gujarat Titans played two back-to-back finals, winning in 2022.

Gujarat Titans coaching staff for IPL 2024: 

Name Position
Vikram Solanki Director of Cricket
Ashish Nehra Head Coach
Gary Kirsten Batting Coach and Mentor
Aashish Kapoor Assistant Coach
Mithun Manhas Assistant Coach
Narender Negi Assistant Coach
Rajnikanth Sivagnanam Strength & Conditioning Coach 

8. Justin Langer - LSG coach 

Lucknow Super Giants were among the teams who had massive changes in the coaching setup ahead of the IPL 2024. They didn’t renew the contract of Andrew Flower, who served as head coach in 2022 and 2023. Also, Gautam Gambhir left the team as a mentor to join Kolkata Knight Riders. They also parted ways with Vijay Dahiya, who was their batting coach. They, however, replaced gold with platinum as they appointed Justin Langer as head coach, who is working with Sridharan Sriram, assistant coach, Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach, Pravin Tambe, spin bowling coach and Morne Morkel, fast bowling coach.

Lucknow Super Giants coaching staff for IPL 2024: 

Name Position
Justin Langer Head Coach
Sridharan Sriram Assistant Coach
Jonty RhodesFielding Coach
Morne Morkel Fast bowling Coach
Pravin Tambe Spin bowling Coach
Warren Andrews Strength and Conditioning Coach
MSK Prasad Strategic Consultant 

9. Ricky Ponting - DC coach 

Delhi Capitals arguably has one of the best coaches in the Indian Premier League. Even though they parted ways, Ajit Agarkar and Shane Watson, still have some big names in the ranks. Australian great Ricky Ponting is the head coach of the team with Sourav Ganguly being Director of Cricket. Pravin Amre is the assistant coach. However, despite that they are yet to achieve success. 

Image Credit: IANS Photo

Image Credit: IANS Photo

Delhi Capitals coaching staff for IPL 2024: 

Sourav Ganguly Director of Cricket
Ricky Ponting Head Coach
Pravin Amre Assistant Coach
James Hopes Fast Bowling Coach
Biju George Fielding Coach
Vivek Ramakrishna Strength and Conditioning Coach
Wayne Lombard Strength and Conditioning Coach

10. Trevor Bayliss - PBKS coach 

Punjab Kings are among the teams who are yet to win the IPL. Over the years they have roped in quite a few coaches but it hasn’t brought any success to them. In the 2023 edition of the league, they roped in Trevor Bayliss, who won the 2019 World Cup with England and also IPL with KKR twice. He would be hoping to change the fortunes of the team this year. Supporting him are Sanjay Bangar, who is the Director of Cricket Development, Brad Haddin, who is an assistant coach and Sunil Joshi, and Charl Langeveldt, who serve as spin, and fast-bowling coaches respectively.

Punjab Kings coaching staff for IPL 2024: 

Name Position 
Sanjay Bangar Director of Cricket
Trevor Bayliss Head Coach
Brad Haddin Assistant Coach
Charl Langeveldt Fast Bowling Coach
Sunil Joshi Spin Bowling Coach
Prince Kumar Side Arm Thrower
Trevor Gonsalves Fielding Coach
Adrian Le Roux Strength and Conditioning Coach
Andrew Leipus Physiotherapist 


Rahul Dravid is the coach of which IPL team?

Rahul Dravid isn’t part of any IPL team. He is currently head coach of the Indian Cricket Team and as per the rules, a BCCI-contracted coach cannot be part of any other team. He was part of the Rajasthan Royals coaching set-up in 2014.

Who is the current coach of the Rajasthan IPL team?

Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara is the current coach of the Rajasthan IPL team. He is also serving as the Director of Cricket Operations for the team. He was roped in by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2022.

Who is the current coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL team?

Former New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori is the current coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL team. The 2016 IPL winners roped him ahead of the IPL 2024 after they had tough outings in the last few seasons of the league.

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Ankitjit Singh
Ankitjit SinghSports Writer

I am just a guy in his early 20s whose dream was to play cricket but now believes his job is to serve cricket. I picked the cricket bat at the age of 3, pursued science as I grew up but eventually followed my heart to come into journalism and do the second-best thing in the world after playing the sport.