Sridharan Sriram, Australia’s spin coach who is based in the subcontinent, has left the men’s squad to take a position in the IPL.
Sriram, who spent six years working for the Australian squad under Darren Lehmann, has chosen to join Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The former all-rounder in white-ball cricket for India, Sriram primarily worked with spinners but also helped Australia’s hitters get ready for turning wickets, as well as with fitness and tactics.
But he was not present for Australia’s most recent Test match against Sri Lanka, and because he was an Indian citizen, he was not allowed to travel to Pakistan during that March tour.
Daniel Vettori, an ex-New Zealand spinner who collaborated closely with Nathan Lyon in Sri Lanka, was afterward hired by Australia during that period.
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.
‘I have decided to move on from my current role’: Sridharan Sriram
Vaughan’s position as assistants, and a new physiotherapist and psychologist have also been hired.
Sridharan Sriram stated, “It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to move on from my current role after being on the road for six years.”
“With the squad in mind, I believe this is a good time to act so they have ample time to get ready for two World Cups and the World Test Championship.”
“Working across formats, the World Cups, and the Ashes has been a tremendous experience for me, and I have come away incredibly richer in knowledge.”
Sriram last worked with Australia throughout the summer while also playing a significant part in their victory at the Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE the previous year.