|Current Team||Islamabad United|
In many ways, Dean Jones is credited with reinventing the wheel on one day cricket. Jones began his first class career in 1981 with Victoria in the Sheffield Shield. Between 1984 and 1992, Jones played 52 Test matches for Australia, scoring 3,631 runs, including 11 centuries, at an average of 46.55.
However, he truly came into his own in the One Day format. In 164 matches that he played for Australia, he scored 6,068 runs which included seven centuries and numerous half centuries. He scored these runs at an average of 44.61 and a strike rate of 72.56, which was considered a benchmark at the time.
After retiring, Dean Jones was devoted to the game, becoming a commentator and a coach throughout the years.
He is now the coach of the Islamabad United team for the PSL T20 2016.
Dean Jones was appointed the coach of the Islamabad United team prior to the first season of the PSL, and he led the team to victory in the inaugural season. Despite little coaching experience prior to the event, his belief in numbers and yin-and-yang collaborating with Misbah-ul-Haq made him ideal for the vision the franchise had for itself.
Having developed several young players over the first two seasons of the PSL, Jones has a track record of what he believes the next generation of Pakistani superstars should think and play like. But more than anything else he wants to repeat Islamabad United’s success from PSL 1.