Sunrisers Hyderabad have signed legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara as their strategic advisor and batting coach. This will be Lara’s first major stint as a batting coach, who has over 22000 international runs and is arguably considered as the best left-handed batter to grace the game.
The franchise has also signed Simon Katich as the assistant coach. Former India cricketer Hemang Badani will have a dual role of fielding coach and scout. All this is in addition to Dale Steyn joining as the team’s bowling coach, added the report.
SRH had an abysmal season in 2021 where they finished at the bottom of the standings after having made the playoffs in each of the five seasons before that.
Trevor Bayliss, their head coach was dismissed and has been replaced by Tom Moody. He was at the helm of the side when Hyderabad won the title in 2016 under David Warner’s leadership.
The 2016 Champions have, however, retained Muttiah Muralitharan in their support staff. The Lankan legend will be their strategy and spin bowling coach.