England‘s World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss has been appointed the new coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL), replacing Tom Moody. The news was announced on Thursday (July 18). Tom Moody had been associated with the franchise since the beginning in 2013. Bayliss, however, shared that he would step down from the coach position after the Ashes series which will be played from August 1.
However, this is not the first time he will coach in IPL. Previously, he coached Kolkata Knight Riders and led them to two titles. Even, he had taken Sydney Sixers to the title of Big Bash League. In the international front, he took Sri Lanka to the final in the 2011 World Cup final.
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 further read.
On the other hand, ex-coach Tom Moody, who took Hyderabad to their title win in 2016 and five playoff berths, including in 2019, took to Twitter and thanked the franchise. He tweeted, “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.”