Daniel Vettori will be the new Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach replacing Brian Lara.
This will be the former New Zealand captain’s second coaching stint in the IPL as he had earlier coached Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2014 to 2018.
Vettori also worked as Australia men’s team’s assistant coach recently, and he also had a stint with Bangladesh as a spin consultant.
“Kiwi legend Daniel Vettori joins #OrangeArmy as Head Coach,” Sunrisers announced on social media.
Vettori is currently coaching Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred. During his stint with RCB, Vettori had guided them to the IPL playoffs in 2015 and the final in 2016.
Confirming parting ways with Lara, Sunrisers said: “As our two-year association with Lara came to an end, we bid adieu to him. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours.”
Lara had a miserable time as the Sunrisers head coach as the franchise finished 10th in IPL 2023.
Lara had taken over from Tom Moody as the head coach ahead of IPL 2023. The West Indian had joined Sunrisers as batting coach in 2022. Moody was their head coach in IPL 2019 before giving way to Trevor Bayliss for the IPL 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Written with inputs from PTI