Hyderabad, 23/12:Legendary batsman Brian Lara and South African deadly bowler Dale Steyn have joined the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sunrisers Hyderabad has appointed Lara as the batting coach and Steyn as the bowling coach. Tom Moody will continue as the head coach of Hyderabad. The only batsman to score 400 runs in an innings in Test cricket, Lara has also been appointed as a strategic advisor by the franchise. Former Australia opener Simon Katich will play the role of assistant coach. Apart from this, former Indian cricketer Hemang Badani will play the dual role of fielding coach and scout. A legend like Muttiah Muralitharan is already associated with this franchise. Apart from assuming the responsibility of spin bowling coach, Muralitharan also makes strategy for the team.
Brian Larane played 133 Tests, 299 ODIs for West Indies. He scored 11953 runs in Tests with 34 centuries and 48 half-centuries. Apart from this, he also scored 10405 runs in ODIs with the help of 19 centuries. He has 53 centuries and 22358 runs in his name in international cricket. Lara has scored 501 runs in an innings in first class cricket. Lara, famous for playing big innings in his era, has been an aggressive batsman. He has 9 double centuries in Test cricket. It has two triple centuries. Lara scored 375 against England in 1994 and 400 in 2004.
At the same time, fast bowler Dale Steyn took 699 wickets in international cricket. This veteran player took 435 wickets in 93 Test matches, 196 in 125 ODIs and 64 wickets in 43 T20Is. Steyn holds the record for taking most Test wickets for South Africa. Steyn remained the No. 1 Test bowler for 2343 days, which is a world record.
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