Indian Premier League: Five coaches who can turn their teams' fortunes around

A team's coach is the unsung hero behind the scenes. In this edition of the Indian Premier League, here is a closer look at the men who plan off the field so that the players perform on it.

updated: April 28, 2014 18:12 IST
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In the glitz, glamour and cricketing gaiety of the Indian Premier League, there are heroes in the backdrop who blend seamlessly with the men toiling hard on the field - in their merriment as well as in their sorrows. These are men who work tirelessly to ensure fans have a reason to smile and yet, mostly, take the blame when they don't. The role of coaches so far, in six editions of the IPL, is fitting to put them in the category of unsung heroes. Their impact on teams has been enormously significant. (Can IPL 2014 rise above scams)

Here are the top-five coaches who will be under the spotlight in this year's IPL:

Gary Kirsten, Delhi Daredevils:

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