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Moody returns as head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Brian Lara And Dale Steyn Part of Revamped Support Staff

Written by Vipin Darwade

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have retained head coach Tom Moody despite the team failing to reach the knockouts in the IPL 2021. Simon Katich was named the assistant coach. The franchise also named West Indies batting legend Brian Lara and South African pace great Dale Steyn as part of their 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.

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 after fellow Australian Trevor Bayliss quit following the 2021 season. Moody was Sunrisers’ director of cricket last season.

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.

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