IPL: Brian Lara to coach Sunrisers | brian lara appointed as sunrisers head coach in IPL

Hyderabad: Former West Indies superstar Brian Lara will become the head coach of Indian Premier League team Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sunrisers Hyderabad have confirmed the appointment of Brian Lara as their new coach for the upcoming season. Lara was with Hyderabad as a strategic advisor and batting coach last season.

Australian Tom Moody was the head coach of the team till now. However, the franchise parted ways with Tom Moody. The team under Moody had a poor performance last season. Last time he was at the eighth position in the points table.

Described as the greatest batsman in Test cricket, Brian Lara scored 11,953 runs at an average of 52.88 from 131 matches. He also scored 10,405 runs in 299 ODIs. Lara's 400 not out against Australia in 2004 is the highest run in Test cricket.