Hyderabad renew Joshi's coaching contract

Hyderabad renew Joshi's coaching contract

Former India Test player Sunil Joshi has been retained to coach Hyderabad in the forthcoming domestic season.

Joshi, who took charge of Hyderabad from the 2011-12 season, has had mixed results in his two-year stint with the team but the Hyderabad Cricket Association have reposed their faith in the former Karnataka left-arm spinner.  

While in his first year, Joshi inspired the team to qualify for the Elite league, Hyderabad had a forgettable outing in the rejigged Ranji format the previous season.

While saying that it was a great learning for the team that is in transition, Joshi hoped his wards would be better for the experience. "Things didn’t pan out as we expected but there were some good performances on individual front,” said the left-arm spinner who began his fresh stint with the Moin-ud-Dowla Trophy which kicked off on Monday. 

Pointing to win over the mighty Mumbai, the eventual champions, as one of the high points of previous season, Joshi said: “The young players have done well over the last two seasons and I am confident about them. Already, four players are part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and that’s a positive sign for us. We want to begin well and we are looking at a good start in Moin-ud-Dowla Trophy tournament.”

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