Tom Moody has been the Sunrisers Hyderabad coach.
Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody can apply for the post of head coach of the Indian cricket team for the fourth time. He can stake claim to replace Ravi Shastri after the T20 World Cup. Tom Moody is currently associated with the IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad. This claim has been made in the report of Foxsports.com.au. It is said, “It is understood that the former World Cup winner and now well-known coach is eyeing the coach post of the Indian team, which is being vacated by the end of Ravi Shastri’s tenure after the T20 World Cup.”
56-year-old Tom Moody, who is currently working as the Director of Cricket with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, had earlier shown interest in becoming the coach of the Indian team. He had previously applied for the Indian coach’s post thrice including 2017 and 2019 but his name was never considered. Shastri’s tenure as the head coach of the Indian team is only till the T20 World Cup. He has made it clear that he does not want to remain in this post after the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) is now looking for a new coach. Moody was the head coach of Sunrisers from 2013 to 2019 and in the meantime the franchise also won its only title in 2016. Then Moody’s compatriot David Warner was his captain.
Now Moody was replaced by England’s World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss as the coach of Sunrisers but the franchise appointed him as Director of Cricket. Moody has also coached the Sri Lankan team. He was part of the Australian team that won the 1999 World Cup.
Decided to remove Warner just to impress!
According to the report, Moody’s aspiration to become the coach of the Indian team played a key role in removing Warner from the captaincy earlier this season and then dropping him from the playing XI for the last few matches. “It is understood that the Sunrisers owners have a lot of influence in the BCCI and they can explain the decision to keep Warner out of the last few matches and give opportunities to the youngsters,” the report said. Warner has also been approached by many other IPL franchises who are shocked by the decision to drop the swashbuckling batsman from the playing XI.
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