SRH appoints Trevor Bayliss as head coach
In a very ambitious way to take a whole new direction in the head coaching role, Sunrisers Hyderabad have roped in World Cup 2019-winning coach Trevor Bayliss. The news was confirmed by SRH franchise on Thursday via official tweet.
The former IPL champions have announced that they have replaced legendary Australian cricketer Tom Moody who closely worked with SRH since 2013.
Under Tom Moody, the orange army won the title in 2016 and also reached the IPL playoff thrice, including the 2019 season.
Trevor Bayliss, who coached England cricket team to their maiden men’s World Cup title earlier this month confirmed that he would resign as England coach even if England go on to win the Ashes. Bayliss’ contract with England expires in September 2019.
“After very careful consideration, the SunRisers franchise has decided to take a new direction with the Head Coaching role and will be parting ways with the services of Tom Moody. Trevor Bayliss, England’s 2019 World Cup-winning coach, has been appointed Head Coach of SunRisers Hyderabad.
Trevor has already won IPL trophies with KKR and has also won the Big Bash League and Champions League with Sydney Sixers. He is a proven winner and we feel that his successful track record will be ideal in taking SunRisers Hyderabad forward,” Sunrisers Hyderabad said in a statement.
Last but not least, SRH franchise also thanked Tom Moody for his immense contribution to their franchise. “We would like to thank Tom Mody, who has made an enormous impact with the franchise, helping us achieve 5 playoff appearances over the past 7 years, including a much-treasured championship in 2016. We would also like to thank him for his work ethic and leadership over our journey and wish him all the success moving forward.”
Here’s SRH tweet:
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) July 18, 2019
There is no hiding to the fact that Sunrisers Hyderabad has been one of the most consistent sides in the Indian Premier League over the years. Expectations are quite high when they step on the field and they never cease to entertain their fans.
Trevor Bayliss was an integral part of Kolkata Knight Riders’ coaching staff between 2012 and 2014 during which the Knight Riders won 2 IPL honours. It would be really interesting to see how SRH performs in the next season under their new chief coach.