Laxman and Srikkanth to mentor Sun Risers, Tom Moody appointed Coach
The Sun Risers have roped in Kris Srikkanth and VVS Laxman as mentors. Their exact roles have not yet been defined by the team management, but team officials say the two former India cricketers will have roles similar to that of Anil Kumble’s in the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Laxman, who retired from international cricket in August, is unlikely to play for the Sun Risers although he has played play a couple of matches for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy this season. Laxman was previously attached to Deccan Chargers and Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Both teams are nonexistent now.
Tom Moody has been hired as the coach of the team. The former Australian all-rounder had also coached the Chandigarh-based Kings XI Punjab.
Sun took over the Hyderabad franchise after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) terminated the contract of the Deccan Chargers. The new team has retained all the Deccan players, including overseas stars like Kumar Sangakkara, Dale Steyn JP Duminy and Cameroon White.