Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody is expected to apply for the post of the next head coach of the Indian cricket team for the fourth time, following the conclusion of the upcoming T20 World Cup.
“The former World Cup winner and well-traveled coach is overseeing the Indian coaching job, which will be released by (Ravi) Shastri following the upcoming T20 World Cup,” Foxsports.com.au said.
Moody, 56, who currently serves as the cricket director of IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad and Sri Lanka, has applied for the job three times in the past, including 2017 and 2019, and has expressed his desire to coach the Indian team. But never considered.
Shastri’s contract as India’s head coach ends after the T20 World Cup, and the 59-year-old has already confirmed that he is not seeking an extension, leaving the BCCI looking for candidates for better jobs.
Moody, who coached Sunrisers for seven years from 2013 to 2019, was captained by owner David Warner for his only IPL title in 2016.
He was replaced by former England World Cup-winning coach Trevor Baileys as cricket owner. Moody has also coached Sri Lanka.
According to reports, Moody wanted to be the coach of the Indian team so it was decided to remove Warner from the captaincy at the beginning of this season and remove him from the XI playing in the last few games.
“The Sunrisers owners are believed to be influential in the BCCI, which could explain Warner’s decision to leave the last half dozen matches and become a youngster.”
“Warner has been approached by several IPL owners who were shocked that the run-scoring machine was sidelined,” the report said.
When asked about Warner, head coach Baileys said the left-handed starter should be removed from the playing team and given a chance to young players.
“We can’t take the finals, so we decided that the young players should enjoy not only the matches, but also the time on the field and around the system, and we decided for this match,” Baileys said.