Daniel Vettori replaces Brian Lara as head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad

Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori was on Monday appointed as the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise announced.

“Kiwi legend Daniel Vettori joins the #OrangeArmy as Head Coach. Welcome, coach!” Sunrisers made the announcement on Twitter.

Earler, Vettori served as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) between 2014 and 2018. He was also a part of the coaching staff for the Australia men’s team as an assistant coach recently and has also served as a spin-bowling consultant with the Bangladesh men’s team.

Vettori, 44, has replaced West Indies legend Brian Lara, who was appointed as the head coach of SRH ahead of the 2023 IPL season and assumed the position following the departure of former head coach Tom Moody from the team.

“As our 2 year association with Brian Lara comes to an end, we bid adieu to him. Thank you for the contributions to the Sunrisers. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours,” Sunrisers said in a tweet.

In the 2022 season, Lara held the positions of strategic advisor and batting coach for SRH and after Tom Moody’s departure, he was promoted to the role of head coach for the team.

In 2023 edition, Sunrisers finished at the bottom of the points-table (tenth) with just four wins and ten losses to their name.

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