The Indian Premier League [IPL] is the biggest T20 competition in the world; one that pips the best talents around the world with and against each other in a highly competitive environment.
Almost every great cricketer has featured for one of the eight franchises in the past 13 years of the league’s existence. Not only that, some of those legendary cricketers, who once captained their franchise have later gone to don the coach hat following their retirement.
Here’s a look at five cricketers who went to coach an IPL franchise they once played for:
James Hopes- DC
James Hopes, the former Australian all-rounder, played for three IPL teams during his career.
Hopes represented Delhi Capitals in the 2011 season besides leading them in 3 matches.
Then in 2018, Hopes was appointed as the head bowling coach of the Capitals in the support-staff led by Ricky Ponting. He was, however, replaced by compatriot Ryan Harris ahead of the ongoing season.