Cricket over the years has witnessed the emergence of a new generation of dynamic and youthful coaches who bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to the sport. In this revolutinary era of cricket coaching, these individuals represent a trend towards younger brains determining the sport's future, offering a glimpse into the fascinating and transformative environment of cricket coaching.
Cricketers end their international careers in their late 30s. It is unusual to see a player represent his country at the highest level. But with the fitness and athleticism has changed the vision of the game. England pacer James Anderson is the prime example of that the 41-year-old fast bowler has kept his fitness and has almost 700 Test wickets to his name is yet to retire from the longest format of the game. He is currently the part of the English team that is touring India.
Players who have debuted after him has retired and working as a coach as well. In the article we will be looking into the player who are working as selectors and coaches but are young than Anderson.
Here are the 3 coaches and selectors who are younger than James Anderson
3. Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy has been one of the finest captain for West Indies. He is the only player who has won the T20 World Cup twice as captain in 2012 and 2016. Sammy has played 38 Tests, 126 One-Day Internationals, and 68 Twenty20 Internationals for the Men in Maroon. He played his final match for the West Indies on September 15, 2017.
The 40-year-old has retired from all forms of cricket. Earlier this year, he was named the West Indies' ODI and T20 coach and in the 2020 Pakistan Super League, Sammy was named as Peshawar Zalmi's head coach and he retained the position during the 2021 season. He was then reappointed as Zalmi's head coach for the 2023 season.
2. Luke Wright
Luke Wright the former England all-rounder who represented his country from 2007 to 2014. He represented England in 50 One-Day Internationals and 51 Twenty20 Internationals. Wright played alongside Anderson in a couple matches for the England playing XI. He has retired from all forms of cricket. The 38-year-old all-rounder is currently the chief selector for England's men's side. He also provides feedback on the selection of England's Lions and Young Lions teams as well.
1. George Bailey
George Bailey is the chairman of the Australian men's cricket selection committee and a former Australian captain. He is one of the few players who has captained their national side in their first T20I match. Bailey played five Tests, 90 ODIs, and 30 T20Is for Australia. Bailey, who retired from international cricket, now selects squads for the men's team. The 40-year-old has been the selector in 2021.