Reports: SRH assistant coach Simon Katich resigns ahead of IPL 2022

Reports: SRH assistant coach Simon Katich resigns ahead of IPL 2022

Katich was reportedly unhappy with the strategies followed by the ‘Orange Army’ in the 2022 IPL mega auction.

Simon Katich
Simon Katich. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The assistant coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise, Simon Katich has resigned from his post ahead of the 15th edition of the IPL. Even though there is no clear reason that has emerged as to why Katich has left his post, a News Corp source states that Katich was unhappy with the strategies followed by the ‘Orange Army’ in the 2022 IPL mega auction.

Katich had also reportedly disagreed with some of the selections made by the team and it is also speculated that Katich could have resigned because the SRH franchise refused to resign David Warner.

Another former Australian cricketer, Tom Moody is the head coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise at the moment.

Sunrisers Hyderabad experienced a disastrous outing in IPL 2021

In the 2021 edition of the IPL, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side experienced a torrid run. The ‘Orange Army’ finished at the last spot in the points table and won just 3 out of the 14 matches that they played in the entire tournament.

Also, the way they treated David Warner during the competition also grabbed a lot of eyeballs as well. Warner was stripped of captaincy midway through the tournament and was also dropped from the SRH playing XI as well.

In the 2022 IPL mega auction, the SRH outfit splashed a sum of INR 10.75 Crore to procure the services of Nicholas Pooran. They also spent INR 8.75 Crore to buy off-spinner Washington Sundar. Apart from that, the ‘Orange Army’ also bought the likes of Romario Shepherd, T Natarajan, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Sean Abbott, Rahul Tripathi, and Glenn Phillips.

Ahead of the IPL mega auction, the SRH franchise had retained three players. And, the three players are Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, and Umran Malik. While Williamson will draw a whopping salary of INR 14 Crore, Samad and Malik will both be paid INR 4 Crore as both of them are uncapped cricketers.