Australia has always been a heavyweight in cricket. Being the only team with five World Cups in their kitty, they have revolutionised the game. They are rated as the best team going in World cricket.
Four coaches under whom Australia won ODI World Cups
Australian players have always stepped up whenever there’s a big stage. They have produced some magnificent effort. However, they have been blessed with many world-class coaches who have made the players feel secure and helped the team achieve great heights. Let’s take a look at Four coaches under whom Australia won ODI World Cups
Bob Simpson was the first coach under whom Australia won the first ODI World Cup. He guided his team to glory in 1987. During his period from 1986-96, he regained the Ashes in 1989 and retained the trophy in 1990-91, 1993 and 1994-95. One of the main highlights of his career was when he made Australia’s No.1 ranked Test team. However, after a dismissal outing in the 1996 World Cup, he resigned.
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Geoff Marsh is another Australian coach under whom Australia won ODI World Cup. He took his side to the tournament victory in 1999 and under his tenure from 1996-99, he retained Ashes in 1997 and 1998-99. He called time on his coaching career after his side’s loss to the Test series against Sri Lanka in 1999.
It’s fair to say that John Buchanan is the most successful Australian coach as under him team won two World Cups in 2003 and 2007. During his tenure from 1999-2007, he also retained Ashes in 2001 and 2002-23 and won the trophy in 2006/7. If this was not enough, he then guided his team to the Champions Trophy win in 2006. He also has a record of 16 consecutive Test match wins and 23 ODI wins in World Cups.
Darren Lehman was the last Australian coach under whom the team won the World Cup. He achieved the feat in 2015, which was Australia’s 5th title. He also won Ashes in 2013-14 and 2017-18. He served Australian cricket for 6 years from 2013-18. He then hanged his boots after the sandpaper scandal in 2018.