Sreedharan was serving as Australia’s spin coach
Sreedharan played 8 ODIs for India in his career
Sreedharan was part of the Australia A team during the Indian tour
Sydney. Former India all-rounder Sridharan Sriram has decided to step down as Australia’s spin bowling coach to focus on his role in Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Sriram has taken this decision before Australia’s tour of India next year. Sriram, who played 8 ODIs for India from 2000 to 2004, was part of Australia’s coaching structure since 2015.
Sriram was part of the Australia A team during the Indian tour but in 2016 he was appointed spin bowling coach under the then head coach Darren Liman. “After six years in Australian cricket, I am leaving my current role as assistant coach of the Australian men’s team with a heavy heart,” Sriram said in a statement.
He said, ‘I think it is the right time to step down keeping the team in mind. This will give him enough time to prepare for two World Cups and the World Test Championship. It has been a great experience for me to work in all formats, World Cup and Ashes.
Cricket.com.au reported that Sriram left the position to focus on his role in the IPL. According to the website, ‘Sriram made this decision to focus on coaching with Royal Challengers Bangalore and spend more time with family in Chennai.’ Sriram worked with cricketers like Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson, Glenn Maxwell and Marnus Labuschagne during his stint for the Australian team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 29, 2022, 14:46 IST