Daniel Vettori replaces Brian Lara as Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach

7 August, 2023

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, has made a significant change in its coaching lineup by parting ways with the illustrious West Indies cricketer, Brian Lara. 

The announcement of Lara’s departure from his role as the head coach was made on Monday, August 7. This move marks the conclusion of a two-year association that saw Lara initially joining as the batting coach and strategic advisor before eventually taking over from Tom Moody as the head coach ahead of the IPL 2023. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.

SRH’s performance in the last couple of seasons has been far from remarkable. In the 2022 edition, they finished eighth in the standings with only six wins from 14 matches. Their struggles continued into 2023, under Lara’s guidance, as they languished at the bottom of the points table with a mere four wins from 14 matches.

The franchise took to its social media platforms to officially bid farewell to Lara. In a post, SRH expressed gratitude for his contributions and conveyed their best wishes for his future endeavors.

In the wake of Lara’s departure, SRH swiftly announced the appointment of another legendary cricketer, Daniel Vettori from New Zealand, as his replacement. Vettori brings a wealth of coaching experience, having previously held the head coach position for the Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2014 to 2018. He has also been serving as the assistant coach of the Australian Cricket Team since May 2022.

The past few years have been challenging for SRH, with their playoff qualifications eluding them since IPL 2021. The 2021 season marked a significant downturn as they secured the last spot on the points table, a rarity since their debut in 2013. Concerns arose, particularly around the treatment of their veteran captain, David Warner, who found himself benched after the initial eight games.

Warner’s legacy with SRH is undeniably significant. He led the team to their inaugural IPL title in 2016 and emerged as the top run-scorer in the 2015, 2017, and 2019 seasons. The Australian opener also guided SRH to the playoffs in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.

As SRH looks ahead, the reins of leadership are set to be in the hands of Aiden Markram, with Daniel Vettori now at the helm. The franchise hopes for a positive turnaround in the upcoming season and aspires to reclaim its stature as a formidable contender for the coveted IPL trophy. Get the latest updates from the world of cricket only on Nextbet Sports.