• Thu. May 19th, 2022

I am delighted with the support staff and think we have a very strong team – SRH Head Coach Tom Moody

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad recently parted ways with head coach Trevor Bayliss, and Tom Moody has been appointed as the team’s new head coach. Meanwhile, Moody said he was thrilled with the franchise’s new support staff.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) unveiled their new coaching staff on Thursday and West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has joined the franchise as batting coach and strategic advisor. Legendary South African pacer Dale Steyn has been hired by Sunrisers Hyderabad as a speed bowling coach.

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Tom Moody (Image credit: Twitter)

Also, former Indian cricketer Hemang Badani was given the dual role of outfield coach and scout in the team. Meanwhile, former Australian batsman Simon Katich who was the head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise has been appointed as the assistant coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has been tapped by the franchise and he will be the strategy and spin bowling coach.

I’m delighted to be back as head coach – Tom Moody

I am delighted with the support staff and think we have a very strong team - SRH Head Coach Tom Moody
Tom Moody coached Sri Lanka to the 2007 World Cup final. Image-Twitter.

In a video shared by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Twitter, new head coach Tom Moody spoke about the new support staff. He praised assistant coach Simon Katich and said:

“You may have recently heard the announcement of the new support staff. I’m delighted to be back as head coach and I’m delighted to be working with these men, first Simon Katich as assistant coach, Simon comes in with a wealth of experience coaching at IPL having worked with two franchises and having worked in franchise cricket outside of the IPL. So there is a lot of experience in the group which is welcome.

Tom Moody expressed his excitement at working alongside legendary West Indies drummer Brian Lara and said:

We have also recruited legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara, Brian is taking on a strategic advisory role but he will also be our batting coach. Very happy to work with Brian, he has a great knowledge and understanding of the game and his experience is going to be a real asset to us.

in a bad mood spoke about pace bowling coach Dale Steyn and felt his experience playing in the Indian Premier League will benefit the team. He precised :

“And now the newest member, great South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, is coming back to the Sunrisers as a former Sunrisers fast bowler, he’s coming as a bowling coach, he’ll be working with our bowlers from pace and I’m sure they will welcome every second they get with Dale with his vast experience and current experience in the game. He has a great understanding of fast bowling but he also has a great understanding of the opposition having played recently.

Tom Moody
Tom Moody. Image-Sky Sports.

Moody further spoke about coach and scout Hemang Badani and mentioned that he will play a crucial role in the franchise for the preparations for the auction. He asserted:

And finally our field coach and scout Hemang Badani, someone who comes in with huge experience as a head coach and batting coach but also a field coach, his role will be centered on the field side of things but also the role of head scout which is crucial for the preparation of the auction. We know his experience in the national experience having worked there as a coach and it will be invaluable for our preparations.

“I’m delighted with the support staff and I think we have a very strong team that will help develop players and bring lasting success to the franchise over a long period of time,” he added.

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