IPL 2021 is knocking at our doors. There are reports that the mega auction for the upcoming season will be held on 12th and 13th February in Bengaluru and the franchises better mark the date immediately as it is of utmost importance this time. With the introduction of two new franchises to the IPL setup – Ahmedabad and Lucknow, all the teams have been required to release most of their players after retaining a maximum of 4 players from their last year’s squad it has made things complicated.
The two new teams will now draft 3 players each from the unretained set of players and the remaining players will then head on to the Auction. We can infer from this that the auction will pretty much decide the fate of every team for the next 4 years, i.e, until the very next mega auction and thus it is important that the teams elect a good supporting staff as decision makers ahead of the IPL. And it seems like Sunrisers Hyderabad have acted quickly on that.
The 2016 IPL winners have put forward a star studded Support staff that is filled from legendary players from the past. Let us first have a look at the list.
The support staff of SRH in IPL 2022:
- Brian Lara – Strategic & batting coach
- Tom Moody – Head coach
- Simon Katich – Assistant coach
- Muralitharan – Strategy & Spin bowling coach
- Dale Steyn – Pace bowling coach
- Hemang Badani – Fielding coach & Scout
Many of them were already a part of SRH’s setup for a couple of years now but the addition of legends like Dale Steyn and Brian Lara has only added two gems to the already great support staff.