Brian Lara join coaching staff of IPL’s Hyderabad team

West Indies batting great Brian Lara and former South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn have joined the coaching staff of star studded Sunrisers Hyderabad, the franchise said on Thursday.

Lara, who scored more that 22,000 runs in international cricket before retiring in 2007, was named as the strategic advisor and batting coach of the side that won the popular Twenty20 tournament in 2016.

SRH have picked former India batsman Hemang Badani as the fielding coach and scout, while Muttiah Muralitharan will continue to serve as the strategy and spin bowling coach.

The support staff will be working under head coach Tom Moody, while ex-Australian opener Simon Katich has been named as Sunrisers’ assistant coach.