Tom Moody & SRH have decided to part ways mutually. This means Tom Moody’s second stint with SRH as their Head Coach is over. The franchise hasn’t named the replacement for Moody yet. But according to sources, former West Indies captain Brian Lara, who was the strategic advisor and batting coach with Sunrisers in the 2022 season could be appointed as SunRisers Hyderabad Head coach.
Both parties have decided not to extend Moody’s contract mutually. Meanwhile, Moody was recently appointed as the director of cricket at Desert Vipers, one of the six franchises in the ILT20 which is slated to begin in the UAE in January 2023.
Earlier in 2021, Moody was appointed as Sunrisers Director cricket while Trevor Bayliss came in as Head Coach. However, after having a poor IPL 2021 season, Bayliss step down from the position of Head Coach following which Moody was named as the Head coach of the frnachise. Earlier Tom Moody held the position of Head Coach from 2013 to 2019. During this tenure, Moody helped SRH to reach the playoffs five times & guided them to their maiden IPL triumph in 2016.
Tom Moody failed to bring fortune to SRH during his Second Stint
Unfortunately, Moody couldn’t get the same fortune for SRH during his second stint with the franchise, as SRH was the worst-performing team in the IPL. In 28 matches that SRH had played under Moody’s guidance, they could emerge victorious in just nine of them & lost 18 matches with one resulting in a tie.
SRH ended IPL 2022 at the Eight Spot in the Points Table
In 2022, Sunrisers finished eighth in the 10-team tournament, with six wins and eight defeats. Though SRH had managed to build a stable squad during the IPL 2022 auction, they could win five matches with an equal number of losses, ending at the eighth position in the Points table. Williamson’s poor form with the bat along with injuries to two of their key Indian picks- T Natarajan & Washington Sundar resulted in SunRisers downfall in the IPL 2022.
However, it seems likes SRH Franchise wants to give a new look to its coaching set-up & has taken its first step by discontinuing its contract with Tom Moody. Now, who will take up the helm of coaching duties at SRH is a wait & watch thing. But Moody is all set to start his new venture in the ILT20 with the Desert Vipers franchise.
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