As the caravan of the Indian Premier League is inching towards the kick-off of the 2023 edition, the Sunrisers Hyderabad has also turned the preparations in full swing for the showdown.
The 2016 edition winners will be returning to regain lost supremacy in their 11th successive campaign at the Indian top-flight league. Just like the story of every season, the Hyderabad franchise has once again garnered praise for its clever approach at the auction.
Their ultimate hunt for the IPL glory will begin on the 2nd of April against the Rajasthan Royals.
However, the familiar face of Tom Moody won’t be part of the coaching staff as the Australian gaffer’s second spell with the Sunrisers lasted for two seasons only.
Moody has been replaced by the legendary Brian Lara who received a promotion after serving the franchise as a batting coach in the previous season.
The 53-year-old Trinidadian preceptor will be accompanied by the likes of Simon Helmot, Muttiah Muralitharan, Dale Steyn, Ryan Cook, and Hemang Badani in the high-profile coaching unit.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are gearing up for IPL 2023 as their players and coaches began arriving in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Head Coach Brian Lara looked radiant as ever as he made a stylish entry at the team hotel. The great man will be looking to turn around SRH’s fortunes after the franchise failed to make it to the playoffs in the last two seasons.
‘Alagalagalagalagala Lara!! Switch the #FireModeOn, Hyderabad. Mana Head Coach Brian Lara just checked in!’ Sunrisers Hyderabad captioned the Instagram post.
Bowling coach Dale Steyn was all smiles as he touched down in Hyderabad.
‘Ahh. Ha. Ha. Ha. Steyn Alive! Our fast bowling coach is back in Hyderabad!’
The SRH franchise has also gone through a major leadership change for the upcoming campaign with the appointment of South African assailant Aiden Markram as a captain.
Markram recently led the Sunrisers Eastern Cape side to the glory of becoming the inaugural champions of SA20 and will be coming up with a high spirit for the Indian challenge.