Former Australian batter, Simon Katich has resigned as the assistant coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) after the franchise ignored pre-auction plans at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction, as per a report in The Australian. Katich is also said to have been annoyed with the way the franchise has been managed of late.
Tom Moody, the former Australian Test cricketer, became the head coach of the SRH having previously been their director of cricket. It was Moody who had brought Simon Katich in as assistant coach. However, the latter was disappointed with how the management functioned the auction on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.
While there is no official word from the franchise, it is unlikely the former cricketer will reunite with his colleagues. Meanwhile, Simon Katich has had coaching stints with a number of franchises in the IPL before. He has worked with both Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Sunrisers Hyderabad had finished bottom of the standings in the IPL 2021 season. At the auction, the franchise’s most-expensive player turned out to be West Indies’ wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran. They wanted to rope in Ishan Kishan but once he went out of budget, they went all-out for Pooran as the alternate option.
Some of the other big buys of the franchise were the likes of Romario Shepherd, T Natarajan, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Sean Abbott, Rahul Tripathi, and Glenn Phillips.
SunRisers Hyderabad squad for IPL 2022: Kane Williamson, Umran Malik, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott, R Samarth, Shashank Singh, Saurabh Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi.