Trevor Bayliss, the World Cup-winning coach of England has replaced Tom Moody and has been appointed the new coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. The news was announced on Thursday (July 18). Tom Moody, on the other hand, had been associated with the team from the beginning in 2013. Bayliss, however, declared that he would be the coach of England after the Ashes.
However, this is not the first time that Bayliss will coach in the IPL. Earlier, he was associated with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise and under his guidance, KKR won two IPL titles. Not only that but he guided Sydney Sixers to Big Bash League win also. In International side, he led Sri Lanka to the 2011 World Cup final as well.
Meanwhile, the official statement of the Sunrisers Hyderabad read, “After very careful consideration, the Sunrisers franchise has decided to take a different 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 2 IPL trophies with KKR and has also won the Big Bash League and Champions trophy with Sydney Sixers. He is a proven winner and we feel that his successful track record will be ideal in taking Sunrisers Hyderabad forward.”
“We would like to thank Tom Moody 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,” the statement read.
It’s been a privilege to work for Sunrisers Hyderabad, I have made many friendships and good memories. The success we’ve enjoyed over the 7 yrs is a testament to a hard working team on and off the field. A special thank you to the players, support staff and all the fans. 🙏 https://t.co/2dYphE3yQF
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) July 18, 2019
On the other hand, Tom Moody, the former coach, took to Twitter and thanked the franchise for his seven-year-long association. Under his guidance, Hyderabad won their maiden title as well.
In a tweet, he wrote, “It’s been a privilege to work for Sunrisers Hyderabad, I have made many friendships and good memories. The success we’ve enjoyed over the 7 yrs is a testament to a hard working team on and off the field. A special thank you to the players, support staff and all the fans.”