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Tom Moody wants to coach Indian team: Report

According to a media report, former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody is expected to apply for the high profile job of the next head coach of the Indian cricket team for the fourth time after the conclusion of the upcoming T20 World Cup.

As reported by Foxsports.com.au, “It is understood that the former World Cup winner and well-travelled coach is eyeing the Indian coaching job, which is set to be vacated by (Ravi) Shastri.”

The 56-year-old Moody, who currently serves as director of cricket for IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad and Sri Lanka, has expressed his desire to coach the Indian team, having applied for the top position thrice in the past, including in 2017 and 2019. is of. But never considered.

Shastri’s contract as India’s head coach is set to expire after the T20 World Cup and the 59-year-old has already confirmed that he will not seek an extension, leaving the BCCI to look for candidates for the top post. .

Moody, who coached Sunrisers for seven years from 2013 to 2019, led the franchise to their only IPL title in 2016 with compatriots. David Warner as captain.

SRH coach Tom Moody with David Warner. (file)

they were replaced by the former England Before World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss was named as the franchise’s director of cricket. Moody has also coached Sri Lanka.

According to the report, Moody’s aspiration to become Team India’s coach led to the decision to remove Warner from the captaincy earlier this season and then drop him from the playing XI in the last few matches.

“It is believed that the Sunrisers owners are influential figures in the BCCI, which could explain Warner’s decision to drop Warner from their last half-dozen matches and turn to the youngsters.”

“Warner has also been approached by several other IPL franchises, who are surprised by the run-scoring machine being sidelined,” the report said.

When asked about Warner, head coach Bayliss had said that the left-handed opener was dropped from the playing team to give youngsters a chance in the team.

“We can’t make it to the finals so we have decided that we want young players to not only experience the matches, but to experience the time on the field and that’s what we decided for this match,” Bayliss said. .

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