IPL news: MS Dhoni to remain CSK captain, Brain Lara replacing Tom Moody as SRH coach
IPL news: MS Dhoni to remain CSK captain, Brain Lara replacing Tom Moody as SRH coach: The legendary batsman Brian Lara is going to replace Australian legend Tom Moody in the 2023 IPL as head coach at SRH. SRH team announced on Sunday that they are hiring Brain Lara as head coach. It is going to be his maiden assignment as head coach for Brian Lara.
The former SRH captain joined them as Batting coach and strategic advisor last season. Now he is going to lead the team as head coach in the 2023 edition. The team took their official Twitter handle to inform them about the news. ” The Cricketing legend Brian Lara will be our head coach for upcoming IPL seasons.”
Moody completed a successful stint as a coach with SRH between 2013 and 2019. During his tenure, the team reached the playoffs 5 times and became Champions in 2016. He got replaced by Australian Trevor Bayliss in 2020.
He was the director of SRH in the 2021 IPL season. However, when the team only reached 3 wins in league games, he was elevated to head coach. But in last season as well, the team won 6 matches and lost 8.
Tom Moody will now Join Dessert Vipers in ILT20 in UAE. After getting appointed as director of cricket.
Former Indian Skipper will continue as IPL Captain
It’s all good for CSK and Indian fans as CSK management confirmed MS Dhoni will be captain next season. The Former Captain has led CSK to 4 IPL titles, he will continue as captain next year.
Vishwanathan, CEO of CSK informed the news channel ” MS Dhoni will lead our team in next season of the IPL tournament.”
During the 2022 IPL season, MS Dhoni said it would be unfair to fans if he didn’t say goodbye to Chennai in front of them. His statement in the last match ” Defines not. It’s unfair to not play in Chennai and say thank you.”
After a disastrous last season and a change of captaincy, they finished 9th. CSK was thinking of a smooth transition, so MS handed Captaincy to Jadeja. However, due to continuous defeats, the management decided to bring MS back as captain. Dhoni-led CSK team will be aiming to make a strong comeback in the 2023 edition.
Additionally, after being removed from captaincy, Jadeja is not on talking terms with CSK management. As per the reports, he is planning to leave the franchise. Apparently, he deleted his social media posts related to CSK.