Monday, April 15, 2024

James Franklin replaces Dale Steyn as Sunrisers’ bowling coach for IPL 2024

Former New Zealand allrounder James Franklin will exchange Dale Steyn because the bowling coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024. ESPNcricinfo has realized that Steyn, who was appointed within the function by Sunrisers in 2022, has pulled out for private causes.
For Franklin, who performed for Mumbai Indians in 2011 and 2012, this shall be his first teaching stint on the IPL. At Sunrisers, Franklin, a former left-arm seam-bowling allrounder, will hyperlink up with Daniel Vettori, who was appointed as the pinnacle coach by the franchise after the 2023 season. The pair has beforehand labored collectively at each Middlesex (county cricket) in addition to Birmingham Phoenix (the Hundred). Franklin had additionally served as a head coach at Durham, and at the moment is on the PSL as an assistant coach at Islamabad United.

Sunrisers have a number of quicks of their ranks together with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pat Cummins, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Jaydev Unadkat and the uncapped Indian Akash Singh. The spinners’ lot embrace Wanindu Hasaranga, Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Ahmed.

Vettori and Franklin shall be confronted with a stiff problem contemplating Sunrisers had completed eighth in 2022 and slid additional to tenth final 12 months. One key contributing issue for the group’s regression has been the frequent change in management. Former Australia allrounder Tom Moody was changed final 12 months by former West Indies captain Brian Lara, who was dropped after only one season.

Heading into the 2023 participant public sale, Sunrisers launched one in every of their most senior gamers in Kane Williamson, who had led the franchise since David Warner was launched in 2021. Williamson performed for Sunrisers for eight seasons, together with the title-winning run in 2016 and was retained in 2022 as their most costly participant. Since final season, South Africa batter Aiden Markram has held the captaincy.

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