IPL 2013 news March 24, 2013

Sunrisers name Helmot as assistant coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sunrisers Hyderabad have made four additions to their support staff by naming Simon Helmot their assistant coach, Jade Roberts their trainer, Theo Kapakoulakis their physio and Sankapani their team manager.

Helmot, 41, is the coach of Victoria Bushrangers in the Ryobi One-Day Cup, Australia's domestic one-day competition, and of Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. He began his coaching career at the age of 25 and also coached the Australia A side which toured India in 2008. Roberts, also from Australia, is Sri Lanka's trainer since 2007 and has worked at the Queensland Academy of Sport.

The appointments come a couple of weeks after former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis was signed as the bowling consultant by Sunrisers who also have Tom Moody as their head coach, and Kris Srikkanth and VVS Laxman as their team mentors. Some of the star players in the franchise include Dale Steyn and Kumar Sangakkara.

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  • Dummy4 on March 27, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    In an ideal world Srikanth. Remember the 4 overseas players rule

  • Srikanth on March 27, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    The team will be like the following, unless there is exciting new talent. Any comments?

    Shikhar Dhawan (Bat) Parthiv Patel (Bat) cameron white (Bat) Kumar Sangakkara (Bat/Keeper) J.P.Duminy (Bat/Bowl) Thisara Perera (Bat/Bowl) Darren Sammy (Bat/Bowl) Nathan McCullum (Bowl) Dale steyn (Bowl) Ishant Sharma (Bowl) Clint Mckay/Amit Mishra (Bowl)

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2013, 8:44 GMT

    i too agree srikanth is chaotic, his selection is purely because he belongs to the owners state. Let's hope he won't be a deterrent factor in the growth of Sunrisers..

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    Sammy and perera will be good players for them in this year IPL 2013

  • Niraj on March 25, 2013, 4:34 GMT

    what ever its NO. 8 team in IPL 2013

  • Roo on March 25, 2013, 3:59 GMT

    Sunrisers are building up a really good squad of coaches, trainers & coaches - if they've got the players they surely have the backup team to keep them on track...

    Guess the Theo Kapakoulakis is the awarded Aussie physio?...

  • Garry on March 24, 2013, 22:14 GMT

    An excellent up and coming mentor in the Australian coaching ranks. We'll have some good ones around State cricket. Apparently Bayliss will be coach of NSW. Boof might be looking at higher honours shortly. Interesting to see who replaces Tim Coyle.

  • Vijay P on March 24, 2013, 20:30 GMT

    Srikkanth as team mentor?!!! That guy is chaotic.

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