Coaching staffs are considered key in team’s success. Especially in modern day cricket, analysis of team’s performance ball by ball. They are the one who analyse each and every element of the cricket and prepare their team to perform best in every aspect of the game. Current coach of Bangladesh cricket team are as follow:
- Head Coach- Chandika Hathurusingha
- Assistant Coach- Nic Pothas
- Spin bowling coach- Rangana Herath
- Fast bowling coach- Allan Donald
- Fielding coach- Shane McDermott
- Strength and conditioning coach-Nick Lee
- Performance analyst- Shrinivas Chandrasekaran
Head Coach of Bangladesh Cricket Team- Chandika Hathurusingha
Upul Chandika Hathurusingha is a Sri Lankan cricket coach and former player. He represented Sri Lanka from 1991 to 1999 as an all-rounder. Hathurusingha has coached in the UAE, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, and was reappointed head coach of Bangladesh in 2023. He had also coached in Australian domestic cricket.
Assistant Coach- Nic Pothas
Nic Pothas is a South African former cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman, a wicket-keeper. He has played over 200 international matches and has taken 500 catches. Pothas has been a very talented batsman of his time and has average of 40. Pothas is currently the Assistant coach of Bangladesh cricket team.
Spin bowling coach- Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath, born on 19 March 1978, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and Test captain. He is currently serving in Bangladesh team as spin bowling coach.
Herath holds the record of best bowling figures in Test matches by a left-arm spinner with 433 wickets.
In 2016, Herath became the third Sri Lankan bowler to take 300 wickets in Test cricket history after Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas. He also became the oldest player to achieve milestone of 350 and 400 Test wickets. On 23 October 2016, he was announced as captain for Sri Lanka’s tour to Zimbabwe, becoming the oldest Sri Lankan player to lead a Test team for the first time.
Fast bowling coach- Allan Donald
Allan Anthony Donald, also known as ‘White Lightning’, is a South African former cricketer and current bowling coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team. He is one of the most successful pace bowlers in the South Africa. Donald reached the top of the ICC Test rankings in 1998 with a ranking of 895 points. In One Day Internationals (ODIs), he reached 794 points in 1998, ranked second behind teammate Shaun Pollock. He shared the new ball with Pollock from the 1996/1997 tour of India until his retirement in 2002.
Donald’s ODI bowling career average of 21.78 is the joint best average among bowlers with a minimum of 200 ODI wickets, alongside Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq. Only three other bowlers in test cricket have taken more wickets than Donald at a better average than him. After retirement he coached many teams, currently Donald is coaching Bangladesh team as their fast-bowling coach.