Roped in as coaches in team revamp; Moody back as head coach
Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday named West Indies batting legend Brian Lara and South African pace great Dale Steyn as part of the team’s revamped support staff ahead of the 2022 IPL.
Lara, who is usually seen commentating during the IPL, has taken up the coaching role at Sunrisers. He has been named strategic advisor and batting coach. The team made the announcement via social media.
Steyn, who has played for multiple IPL teams in the past including Sunrisers, has been appointed the pace bowling coach. He had announced his retirement earlier this year. Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan remains the spin bowling coach.
Moody returns as head coach after fellow-Australian Trevor Bayliss quit following the 2021 season. Moody was Sunrisers’ director of cricket last season.
Badani fielding coach
Former India batter Hemang Badani has been named fielding coach, while Simon Katich, who has been the head coach of RCB, has been appointed assistant coach.
Sunrisers had retained three players including skipper Kane Wiliamson, uncapped Umran Malik and Abdul Samad ahead of the mega auction in February.
The team finished last in the 2021 IPL.
Meanwhile, the BCCI confirmed that the player auction for the 2022 edition will be held on Feb. 12 and 13, not on Feb. 7 and 8.
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