Tom Moody eyes head coach job of Indian team; expected to apply for 4th time: Report

<p>Former Australia cricketer and well-known coach Tom Moody has reportedly set his sights on the high-profile job of the Indian cricket team’s head coach.</p>
<p>56-year-old Moody is currently serving as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Director of Cricket in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Sri Lankan team’s Director of Cricket.</p>
<p>The 1987 and 1999 World Cup-winning all-rounder has expressed his desire to be the next head coach of Team India, though; he had previously applied for the top post in 2017 and 2019, but the former all-rounder was never considered for the job.</p>
<p>With Ravi Shastri’s contract as India’s head coach set to end after the conclusion of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Moody is expected to apply for the high profile job, as Shastri has already confirmed that he won’t be seeking an extension.</p>
<p>A report stated: <em>“It’s understood the former World Cup-winner and well-traveled coach is eyeing the Indian coaching job, which is set to be vacated by (Ravi) Shastri following the impending T20 World Cup.”</em></p>
<p>Moody coached SRH for seven years from 2013 to 2019 and led the franchise to their only IPL title in 2016 with then skipper David Warner.</p>
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It is being said that Moody’s aspiration to become India coach prompted him to drop Warner from playing XI and give India’s youngsters a chance in the IPL 2021, as the owners of SRH are “influential” figures at the BCCI.

The report further claimed, “It’s believed the Sunrisers’ owners are influential figures in the BCCI, which could explain the decision to leave Warner out for their past half-a-dozen matches and turn to youth. Warner, too, has been approached by a number of other IPL franchises, who have been shocked by the run-scoring machine being sidelined.”

Noteworthy, SRH head coach Trevor Bayliss had earlier stated that Warner was dropped from the playing XI to give youngsters in the side a chance in the IPL 2021.