SunRisers Hyderabad Rope In Tom Moody As Director Of Cricket
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SunRisers Hyderabad Rope In Tom Moody As Director Of Cricket

Tom Moody
Tom Moody. (Credits: Twitter)

SunRisers Hyderabad have roped in their former head coach Tom Moody as the Director of Cricket, the franchise announced on Tuesday. Tom Moody is a popular figure in the franchise thanks to his long association with the Hyderabad-based team as their coach.

SunRisers Hyderabad had roped in Tom Moody as their coach in 2012 and his maiden stint with the team came in IPL 2013. In his very first season, he guided the team to the playoffs. Under the former Australia cricketer, SunRisers Hyderabad made it to the playoffs four more times and also won their first and so far only title till date in 2016.

SunRisers Hyderabad Rope In Tom Moody As Director Of Cricket
Tom Moody with Rashid Khan (Credits: Twitter)

He ended his association as a coach with the franchise after IPL 2019. In his last year too, he guided the team to the playoffs. The franchise had roped in World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss to replace Tom Moody last year.

SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020:

In Trevor Bayliss’ first season as coach, SunRisers Hyderabad made it to the playoffs. Their journey ended with a defeat to Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier. SRH were the last team to get off the mark on the points table, after defeats in their first two matches.

SunRisers Hyderabad, IPL 2020
SunRisers Hyderabad. (Credits: Twitter)

They struggled for consistency for the better part of IPL 2020 and were also hit by injuries. They lost the services of their pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar due to injury while Mitchell Marsh also suffered the same fate. Kane Williamson also missed few games due to injury. And even in the playoffs, they missed out on the services of the in-form Wriddhiman Saha. But they did extremely well at the fag end of the tournament to make it to the playoffs.

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