Moody was head coach until IPL 2019. © BCCI
Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody will return to the Sunrisers Hyderabad management team, this time as the franchise’s Director of Cricket. Moody, who was the team’s head coach for seven years until 2019, was replaced at IPL 2020 by the English World Cup winner coach Trevor Bayliss.
It is anticipated that Bayliss will continue to act as head coach, with Moody playing a role that extends beyond coaching. This model has also been adopted by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, in which Simon Katich (head coach) and Mike Hesson (cricket director) have similar capacities.
Moody had a very successful run with Sunrisers Hyderabad during his seven years as head coach. Under him, Sunrisers won the IPL in 2016 and came second in 2018. The team also made the playoffs in the last five seasons of the competition.
Moody brings extensive management experience after playing a similar role in Worcestershire in the early 2000s. He then was responsible for the Sri Lankan national team for two years until they reached the World Cup final in 2007. In the first two seasons of the IPL, he was also responsible for Kings XI Punjab. More recently, Moody was cricket director for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.