Former Australian off-roader Tom Moody, according to a media report. Will run for the high-profile position of the next head coach of the Indian cricket team for the fourth time after the upcoming T20 World Cup ends.
“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,” Foxsports.com.au reported.
Shastri’s contract as an Indian coach expires after the T20 World Cup. And the 59-year-old has already confirmed that he is not seeking an extension. And that BCCI is seeking candidates for the top job.
Moody, who coached Sunrisers for seven years from 2013 to 2019. Led the franchise to its only IPL title in 2016, spearheaded by compatriot David Warner.
According to the report, Moody’s campaign to coach Team India led to the decision to remove Warner. From the captaincy earlier this season and then remove him from the team in the final games.
When asked about Warner, head coach Bayliss said the left-handed starter was removed from the team to give the team’s youth a chance.
“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,” the report stated.
“We can’t make the final so have made a decision. That we want the young players to experience not just the matches but time at the ground, around the set-up. And for this match, we made the decision,” Bayliss had said.
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