Tom Moody returns to Sunrisers Hyderabad, this time as director of cricket

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Trevor Bayliss will continue to be the team’s head coach in the IPL

Tom Moody has returned with the Sunrisers Hyderabad, the franchise he coached from its inception in 2013 to 2019. Moody however will now join as director of cricket while Trevor Bayliss – who replaced Moody as head coach for IPL 2020 – continues in his role.

The Sunrisers reached the IPL finals in five years out of the seven Moody’s were in charge, including their only title win in 2016 and runners-up finishes in 2018. They reached the finals as well in 2020, losing against Delhi Capitals in the second Qualifier, making it five consecutive years to progress beyond the league stage.

Moody, now 55, moved after retiring as a player in 2001. He had considerable success as a player, especially in ODIs, where he was part of two world championship winning teams in 1987 and 1999 with Australia. Among his various coaching duties, he was Sri Lanka’s head coach when they reached the 2007 World Cup final, and enjoyed success with English and Australian domestic sides, in addition to being among the most sought after coaches in T20 leagues around the world with shifts. in the CPL and PSL.

In the IPL, he coached Kings XI Punjab from 2008 to 2010, but found continued success with the Sunrisers, starting with a playoff appearance in their first year in 2013. They finished sixth in 2014 and 2015, but since the title run in 2016, it has been steady. among the best sides in the tournament.

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