Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have approached South Africa veteran Dale Steyn to become their bowling coach for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
According to a report in Cricbuzz, the 2016 IPL champions are expected to make an announcement next week.
Steyn, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in August this year, also has the advantage of representing the Hyderabad franchise for three seasons in the IPL as a player from 2013 to 2015 – when it was known as Deccan Chargers.
Later, he went on to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Lions (GL).
Overall, the Proteas star has featured in 95 IPL games, picking up 97 wickets at a healthy economy rate of 6.92.
On the other hand, Tom Moody is set to be reappointed as the Sunrisers’ head coach. He guided them to title triumph in the 10th season. In this year’s edition, the franchise could win only three matches and finished at the bottom of the points table.
“Regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time with 439 wickets in 93 Tests at an average of 22.95, the South African [Dale Steyn] will be working alongside Tom Moody, who is going to take over as the head coach of the franchise.
Steyn, who played 125 ODIs (196 wickets) and 47 T20Is (64 wickets), has represented Deccan Chargers, Gujarat Lions, and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and has returned 97 wickets in the league. He did not respond to a message, but an IPL official, in the knowledge of the developments, confirmed negotiations. It is also likely that Hemang Badani, a former India and Tamil Nadu all-rounder, will join the coaching staff of the Hyderabad team,” Cricbuzz reported.