Sriram, an all-rounder who played eight ODIs for India between 2000 and 2004, worked with Australia A on their tour of India earlier this year and was slated to travel with the Test side to Bangladesh in October before the trip was postponed.
The 39-year-old will work with the Australia side during their three warm-up matches against South Africa prior to their arrival in India for the March 8-April 3 tournament.
Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey will also work with the side for two weeks of the tournament, bringing to bear his experience of playing on the subcontinent in the India Premier League competition.
"Sriram's focus will be on getting the players as prepared as possible for what they will face in India," Cricket Australia's Pat Howard said in a news release.
Australia play New Zealand in Dharamsala on March 18 in their opening match of the tournament.  

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