Daniel Vettori replaces Brian Lara as head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has parted ways with legendary West Indies cricketer Brian Lara as head coach of the side on Monday, August 7. Notably, Lara joined the franchise as the batting coach and strategic advisor ahead of the 2022 season and later replaced Tom Moody as the head coach ahead of the IPL 2023.

SRH didn’t have a good couple of seasons in the last two editions. They finished on the eighth spot in 2022 with six wins from 14 matches. Furthermore, with Lara as the Head Coach in 2023, SRH finished on the bottom of the points table with just four wins from 14 matches.

SRH took to their social media handle to announce the news of Lara’s departure and wrote, “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 🙌.”

Meanwhile, the franchise has also announced legendary New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori as Lara’s replacement. Vettori has vast experience in coaching having held the head coach role for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2014-2018. He’s also serving as the assistant coach of the Australian Cricket Team since May 2022.