In 2015 and 2016, Vettori, a former left-arm spinner for New Zealand, served as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The previous IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad have named Daniel Vettori as their new head coach for the IPL 2024 season.
Vettori was recently working as the assistant coach for Australia during the Ashes 2023, which concluded against England.
Vettori will take over the reins from former West Indies captain Brian Lara for the upcoming season. Sunrisers Hyderabad had a disappointing performance in IPL 2023, finishing at the bottom of the table and failing to qualify for the playoffs.
Before the IPL 2023 season, Lara had replaced Tom Moody as the head coach of SRH. However, the team had a lackluster run, finishing at the tenth (last) position with four wins and ten losses. With Vettori’s appointment, the Sunrisers franchise will have its fifth different head coach in six seasons, including Moody (2019), Trevor Bayliss (2020 and 2021), Moody again (2022), and Lara (2023). The team last reached the IPL playoffs in 2020.
Kiwi legend Daniel Vettori joins the #OrangeArmy as Head Coach🧡
Welcome, coach! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/2wXd8B1T86
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 7, 2023
Currently, Vettori is the head coach of the men’s team Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred and has been with the Australia team since May 2022. He has previously served as the spin-bowling coach for the Bangladesh team as well. In his previous stint as the head coach in IPL, Vettori guided RCB to the playoffs in 2015 and the final in 2016.
As Brian Lara’s two-year association with us comes to an end, we bid him farewell. Thank you for your contributions to Sunrisers. We wish you all the best for your future endeavors.
Vettori will also serve as the spin-bowling coach for the Bangladesh national team. In August 2021, he took on the role of head coach for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Barbados Royals. Under his guidance as Australia’s assistant and spin-bowling coach, Nathan Lyon continued to excel, and the talent of spinner Todd Murphy was showcased. In his first Test against India, Murphy took 7 wickets.
Please note that the information presented here is based on the reported news about Daniel Vettori’s appointment as the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2024. As of now, there might be further updates or changes in the future.