Australia's Head Coach

Andrew McDonald has been Australia's head coach since April 2022 ( McDonald has been Australia's head coach since April 2022 (

Australia's cricket coaching history is a story of evolving strategies and increasing stability, contributing significantly to its success on the global stage.

Before 1986, Australia didn't have the practice of appointing long-term coaches. Instead, managers handled logistics for tours, with assistant managers or sometimes the team captains doubling as coaches, particularly for home matches.

Australia's approach to cricket coaching has evolved significantly over the decades, with a focus on long-term stability and nurturing homegrown coaching talent.

List of Australia's Cricket Head Coaches

Bob Simpson1986-96Australia
Geoff Marsh1996-99Australia
John Buchanan1999-2007Australia
Tim Nielsen2007-11Australia
Mickey Arthur2011-13South Africa
Darren Lehmann2013-18Australia
Justin Langer2018-22Australia
Andrew McDonald2022-PresentAustralia

Australia’s T20 Coach: Andrew McDonald

McDonald has seen remarkable success as Australia's head coach ( has seen remarkable success as Australia's head coach (

Andrew McDonald, who took the reins in 2022, represents the continuation of the trend of Australian leadership.

McDonald's tenure has already been marked by significant achievements. Since assuming his role, McDonald has steered Australia to notable victories, including winning the Benaud-Qadir Trophy with a series victory in Pakistan — the first Australian tour there since the 1998/99 season.

He also guided the team to a landmark Test match win in India, the first since the 2016/17 season. Furthermore, under his leadership, Australia clinched the 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship, retained the Ashes in 2023, and triumphed in the 2023 World Cup.

Looking forward, McDonald will be focused on the T20 World Cup 2024. His goal will not just be to compete but to dominate and add another T20 World Cup trophy to Australia's illustrious cabinet.

Australia’s Head Coaches: FAQs

Q.1. When did Australia start appointing long-term cricket coaches?

Answer: Australia began appointing long-term cricket coaches starting in 1986 with Bob Simpson.

Q.2. Who is Australia's most successful coach?

Answer: John Buchanan is often considered Australia's most successful coach, having overseen a period of great dominance, including World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007.

Q.3. Who is Australia’s head coach currently?

Answer: Andrew McDonald is currently Australia’s head coach across formats

Q.4. What significant achievements has Andrew McDonald had as a coach?

Answer: Andrew McDonald has led Australia to a series win in Pakistan, a Test win in India, the World Test Championship title, retained the Ashes, and won the 2023 World Cup.

Q.5. Who was Australia's coach during their transition after the 2018 ball-tampering scandal?

Answer: Justin Langer was the coach who guided Australia through the transition period following the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.