Bangladesh's Head Coach

Hathurusingha is in his second tenure as head coach of Bangladesh (Twitter)Hathurusingha is in his second tenure as head coach of Bangladesh (Twitter)

The history of coaching for the Bangladesh cricket team is marked by its diverse and international character.

Since it emerged as a Test-playing nation, Bangladesh has seen a wide array of coaches from across the globe contribute to its cricketing narrative.

The frequent changes in coaching personnel reflect the evolving aspirations and challenges faced by the team on the global stage.

Over the years, Bangladesh has had an eclectic mix of coaches, with each bringing unique perspectives to the development of the team. Here's a list of Bangladesh head coaches.

List of Bangladesh's Cricket Head Coaches

Gordon Greenidge1997-99Barbados
Eddie Barlow1999-2000South Africa
Sarwar Imran2000Bangladesh
Trevor Chappell2001-02Australia
Mohsin Kamal2002-03Pakistan
Sarwar Imran (Interim)2003Bangladesh
Dav Whatmore2003-07Australia
Shaun Williams (Interim)2007Australia
Jamie Siddons2007-11Australia
Stuart Law (Interim)2011Australia
Richard Pybus2011-12England
Shane Jurgensen2012-14Australia
Chandika Hathurusingha2014-17Sri Lanka
Courtney Walsh (Interim)2018Jamaica
Richard Halsall (Interim)2018Zimbabwe
Steve Rhodes2018-19England
Khaled Mahmud (Interim)2019Bangladesh
Russell Domingo2019-2022South Africa
Chandika Hathurusingha2023-PresentSri Lanka

Bangladesh’s T20 Coach: Chandika Hathurusingha

Hathurusingha's initial tenure with Bangladesh was marked by significant achievements (Twitter)Hathurusingha's initial tenure with Bangladesh was marked by significant achievements (Twitter)

Chandika Hathurusingha was reappointed as the head coach of Bangladesh's cricket team in January 2023, marking his second tenure, following a transformative first period from 2014 to 2017.

During his initial term, Hathurusingha led the team to groundbreaking achievements, including their first ODI series wins against major teams and significant Test victories, and a notable run to the 2015 World Cup quarter-finals.

Reinstated with a focus on T20 strategy, Hathurusingha is now tasked with enhancing Bangladesh's performance in anticipation of the T20 World Cup 2024.

With expectations high, his track record and familiarity with the team are seen as crucial for developing a competitive edge in the dynamic environment of international T20 cricket.

Bangladesh’s Head Coaches: FAQs

Q.1. Who was Bangladesh's first official head coach?

Answer: Gordon Greenidge was the first official head coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team, serving from 1997 to 1999.

Q.2. Which coach led Bangladesh to its first Test match win?

Answer: Dav Whatmore was the head coach when Bangladesh secured their first Test match win against Zimbabwe in 2005.

Q.3. What notable successes did Bangladesh achieve under Chandika Hathurusingha's first tenure?

Answer: During Chandika Hathurusingha's first tenure (2014-2017), Bangladesh achieved ODI series wins against Pakistan, India, and South Africa, and also recorded Test victories over England and Australia.

Q.4. Why did Chandika Hathurusingha leave Bangladesh coaching in 2017?

Answer: Chandika Hathurusingha resigned as Bangladesh's head coach in 2017, citing player attitudes and unprofessionalism as key reasons. He also highlighted Shakib al Hasan's leave request before the South Africa tour as a crucial factor in his decision.