Brian Lara Becomes The Head Coach Of Sunrisers Hyderabad
By CricShots - Sep 3, 2022 12:31 pm
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday confirmed that legendary West Indies cricketer, Brian Lara will take over as the new coach of the team in the upcoming seasons. They also confirmed that they had parted ways with Tom Moody. Lara, who served as the strategic advisor and batting coach last season, has now been elevated as the Sunrisers look to change their fortunes in the upcoming edition.

Brian Lara
Brian Lara

Despite a strong start to the IPL 2022 season, the Hyderabad-based franchise ended the season at eighth place in the table, with just six wins from 14 matches. In an announcement made on their official Twitter account, SRH confirmed Lara as their new coach for the upcoming seasons.

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“The cricketing legend Brian Lara will be our head coach for the upcoming #IPL seasons,” said SRH in a statement.

In another tweet, the former IPL Champions also thanked Tom Moody for his contributions to the team and wished him the best in his future endeavors.

“As his term with us draws to an end, we would like to thank Tom for his contributions to SRH. It has been a much cherished journey over the years, and we wish him the very best for future endeavours,” read the statement.

The appointment of Brian Lara brings down the curtains on Moody’s second stint as the head coach of SRH. He held the position first during 2013-2019, where he helped the side reach the IPL Playoffs five times and win the trophy in 2016. However, his second stint was far from impressive. In terms of wins in the IPL, SRH had picked up only nine victories from 28 matches.

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Moody was also recently appointed as the director of cricket for the Desert Vipers, which will be one of the sides in the International League T20, which is scheduled to begin in the UAE in January 2023. This will be Lara’s first assignment as the coach of an IPL team.