The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise has appointed former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori as their new head coach for the Indian Premier League (IPL). He replaces West Indies legend Brian Lara, who was appointed to the role just last season.
The announcement on Monday means SRH will now have their 5th head coach in the last 6 IPL seasons. Vettori previously served as an assistant coach for the Australian men’s team and was also head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2014-2018.
Under Lara, SRH had a disappointing IPL 2023 season finishing last in the 10-team league with just 4 wins from 14 matches. He had taken over from Tom Moody before last season.
Vettori now takes charge after Lara’s short stint. With his experience of coaching in the IPL and Australia setup, SRH will hope he can turn around their fortunes.
Daniel Vettori’s International Coaching Career
Daniel Vettori began his coaching career with the Bangladesh national team, serving as their spin bowling coach from 2019 to 2021.
He then took up the role of assistant coach and spin coach for the Australian men’s team in May 2022. Under Vettori, Australia enjoyed Test success – winning the World Test Championship final against India and drawing the 2021-23 Ashes series 2-2.
However, the Aussies were disappointed in the 2022 T20 World Cup on home soil, failing to progress from the group stage. Vettori remains in the assistant coach position currently and is expected to stay on board at least until the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
The former New Zealand captain built experience coaching international teams before taking over the top job at SRH. His expertise with spin bowling and stint with Australia will be useful in the IPL, as he looks to transform SRH’s fortunes.
Daniel Vettori’s Franchise Coaching Career
Before his national team roles, Vettori gained coaching experience in T20 leagues around the world. He was head coach of the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League from 2015-2018, leading them to the playoffs once.
Vettori then joined the Birmingham Phoenix in 2021 as interim coach, guiding them to the finals of the inaugural Hundred tournament. He continues as their head coach.
He also had a short stint as head coach of the Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League in 2021, but could not find success as the team finished last.
Daniel Vettori’s Achievements in Cricket History
Here are some of the key achievements of Daniel Vettori’s cricket career:
- 112 Tests, 295 ODIs and 34 T20Is for New Zealand as a player from 1997 to 2015
- New Zealand’s leading wicket-taker in Tests (361) and ODIs (305)
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2009
- ICC Spirit of Cricket Award in 2011
- Captained New Zealand in 34 Tests and 82 ODIs
- Head coach of the Bangladesh national team from 2019 to 2021
- Assistant coach of the Australian men’s team since 2022
- Head coach of Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League from 2015 to 2018
- Guided Birmingham Phoenix to the finals in the inaugural Hundred tournament in 2021
- Coached Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL from 2014 to 2018
- Recipient of NZC Coaching Excellence Award and Coaching Development Programme Graduate of the Year
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Daniel Vettori Net Worth in 2023
According to various online sources, Daniel Vettori’s estimated net worth is around $4.5 million USD.
The key factors contributing to Vettori’s net worth are:
- His successful international cricket career as a player for New Zealand from 1997 to 2015, during which he earned salaries and match fees.
- Coaching roles with national teams like Bangladesh, Australia and franchise sides including Brisbane Heat, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Birmingham Phoenix. Coaching contracts have added to his earnings.
- Commentary and broadcasting work as a cricket expert and analyst for major networks.
- Endorsements and sponsorships with brands like Adidas, Breitling and Canterbury during his playing days.
- Investments in real estate and business ventures outside of cricket.
At his peak as an international player, Vettori was estimated to have an annual income of around $2 million USD just from cricket.
The appointment is the third major coaching change by franchises ahead of IPL 2024 after LSG hired Justin Langer and RCB brought in Andy Flower. The musical chairs of coaches continue as teams look for the right formula for IPL success.