Tom Moody recruited as SRH Director of Cricket
Sunrisers Hyderabad have roped in Tom Moody as Director of Cricket for the forthcoming season of the IPL. Australia’s veteran cricketer has enjoyed working with SRH as their chief coach in 2012 season. However, his maiden venture began with the team came in IPL 2013 and since then, he took the franchise to great heights.
Just before the 13th edition of the cash-rich IPL, Moody was replaced by World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss as SRH coach. Now, the SRH team management considered bringing the veteran in their plans as their Director of Cricket.
SRH franchise confirmed the news on their official Twitter handle. “Announcement. @TomMoodyCricket has been appointed as the Director of Cricket for SunRisers Hyderabad. #OrangeArmy #KeepRising,” SRH tweeted.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) December 15, 2020
Tom Moody’s spell as SRH coach
Under Moody’s tutelage, Sunrisers made it to the playoffs in the 2013 edition of the IPL. After two more years of disappointment, the orange army eventually managed to win their first title in 2016 season. They defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore to lift the trophy. SRH captain David Warner won the Orange Cap that season.
Tom was the head coach of SRH team from 2013 to 2019. Under his guidance, the Sunrisers made it to the playoffs four more occasions during this period while also winning a title.
Talking about his cricketing career, Moody represented Australian cricket team in 76 ODIs and 8 Tests. He was one of the legendary domestic cricketers for Australia. In 300 first-class games, he scored 21,001 runs with an average of 46.3 while also taking 361 wickets.
The prolific all-rounder scored 11,258 runs and 257 wickets in 366 List-A games while representing Western Australia and Warwickshire and Worcestershire in England County.
There were plenty of thrills and chills for SRH in the recently-concluded IPL. They could have pulled off something great this season but Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Mitchell March and Kane Williamson sustained untimely injuries. They secured 14 points from 14 games. They made it to the playoffs by finishing inside top four. They knocked RCB out in the Eliminator before losing to Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier