Australia has lost its subcontinental coach  Sridharan Sriram to leave the men's team to take up the role in the IPL.

Sriram, who has been with the Australian team for six years since the Darren Lehmann era, has decided to take the job at Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Sriram, a former white-ball cricket all-rounder for India, worked mostly with the spinners but also had a role in preparing the Australian batsmen

However, he was absent from Australia's last Test series in Sri Lanka and, as an Indian citizen, could not enter Pakistan for the tour in March.

Australia have also since brought in former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori, who worked closely with Nathan Lyon in Sri Lanka.

Still, the change marks another shift in Australia's coaching staff since the departures of Justin Langer and Andrew McDonald as coaches.

In the time since Langer's departure in February, Vettori and Andre Borovec have replaced Jeff Vaughan as assistants

"Six years on the road, This is with a heavy heart that I have decided to move on from my current role," Sriram said.