Former India left-arm spinner Sridharan Sriram has joined Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) as the assistant coach for the upcoming 2024 IPL season, the franchise announced on Saturday.
Earlier, LSG had roped in Australia’s Justin Langer as their new head coach, replacing Andy Flower.
“Sriram’s appointment completes the Super Giants’ stellar backroom staff led by Langer and global mentor Gautam Gambhir. Vijay Dahiya and Pravin Tambe continue in their roles as assistant coach and spin bowling coach respectively, while the South African duo of Morne Morkel and Jonty Rhodes carry on as the team’s bowling coach and fielding coach,” the franchise said in a statement.
Sriram, who played eight ODIs for India between 2000 and 2004, had served as Australia’s assistant coach for six years, before leaving the role in 2022.
Sriram, who represented Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket beside also playing for Maharashtra, Goa, Assam and Himachal Pradesh in his playing career, is considered to have a huge impact on Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa, left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, and veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
Sriram is also known for improving part-time spin of Glenn Maxwell.
Meanwhile, he also served as the technical consultant for the Bangladesh T20I side from the Asia Cup to the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022.