Moody served as head coach until IPL 2019. © BCCI
Former Australian general Tom Moody will return to the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s management team, this time as the franchise’s Director of Cricket. Moody, who served as head coach of the team for seven years until 2019, was replaced at the post for IPL 2020 by England’s winning coach in the World Cup Trevor Bayliss.
It is understood that Bayliss will continue as the head coach with Moody cracking into a role that extends beyond training, a model also adopted by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, with Simon Katich (head coach) and Mike Hesson (Director of Cricket) operating in similar capacities.
Moody had a lucrative career with Sunrisers Hyderabad during his seven years as head coach. Under him, Sunrisers won the IPL in 2016 and finished runners-up in 2018. The team also progressed to the playoffs in each of the last five seasons of the competition.
Moody brings great managerial experience to the table, having served in a similar role at Worcestershire in the early 2000s. He was then in charge of the Sri Lankan national team for two years culminating in their run to the World Cup final in 2007, and also saw Kings XI Punjab in the first two seasons of the IPL. More recently, Moody served as the Director of Cricket for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bat League.