Australian Spin Coach Sridharan Sriram bids adieu to the men’s team. He is all set to join Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
Sridharan Sriram has been working not only with the Aussie spinners, but also guided the batters on how to face bowling on a turning wicket. He also dealt with the players’ fitness and strategy too.
Sriram had close links to the rise of Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa. Later, he was slowly forming great bonds with Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuchagne and Mitchell Swepson.
He served the Aussies for six years under Darren Lehman in multiple tournaments. Now, its time to show his coaching skill to the Indian soil. Sriram’s origin has been in his country. He was an all arounder- left hand batter with slow left arm orthodox bowling. Even being a common name in the domestic cricket, he couldn’t manage to grab regular chances in the International Cricket. He played as an overseas player for the Scottish Saltires in English Domestic Cricket back in 2004.
Sridharan Sriram: The Coach
He served Australia since 2015- toured India with Australia A. Cricket Australia named him as the bowling consultant when they played against Bangladesh in the same year. The 2019 Australian Team that played the Ashes, had Sriram as the bowling coach. Sriram even served as a spin bowling coach for the 2018 Australian team against India. The later bashed Australia in the BG Trophy at their own backyards.
However, Sriram was absent in the recent test series like those against Sri Lanka. Additionally, his Indian identity didn’t permit him to enter Pakistan too.
Danniel Vettori to fill Gap
The former New Zealand spinner Danniel Vettori in close connection with the star Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon in Sri Lanka. Australia has sealed the deal with Vettori afterwards.
Although the departure of Justin Langer and the hiring of Andrew McDonald as a coach have caused a change in Australia’s coaching staff, the transition nonetheless represents another one.
Sriram’s final works with Australia was in the summer. He also played a vital role in the T-20 World Win in UAE the previous year.
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