Brian Lara to Coach SRH for IPL 2023
- Legendary Brian Lara replaces Tom Moody.
- The West Indies player will coach SRH for IPL season 2023.
- This will be Lara's first assignment as the head coach.
West Indies Brian Lara replaced Tom Moody as the Sunrisers Hyderabad coach for the 2023 IPL season, the team announced on Saturday.
“The cricketing legend Brian Lara will be our head coach for the upcoming #IPL seasons,” the IPL team posted on its official Twitter handle.
Lara was part of the SRH team management last season as a strategic advisor and batting coach, and this will be his first assignment as a head coach of a T20 team.
It is learned that Moody and Sunrisers came to a mutual agreement to part ways. Moody was recently appointed director of cricket at Desert Vipers, one of the six franchises in the ILT20, which is scheduled to begin in the UAE in January 2023.
In his highly successful first stint, between 2013 and 2019, Moody had helped Sunrisers reach the playoffs five times and win the IPL in 2016. Moody’s second stint as head coach, however, was not successful: in 2022, Sunrisers finished eighth in the 10-team tournament, with six wins and eight defeats.