Tom Moody

Thomas Masson Moody (born 2 October 1965) is a former Australian international cricketer and current Director of Cricket of Sri Lanka Cricket.[1] He is also the Director of Cricket for the Indian Premier League team Sunrisers Hyderabad[2] and has held a number of coaching roles.

Tom Moody
Tom Moody Sunrisers.jpg
Moody in 2017
Personal information
Full nameThomas Masson Moody
Born (1965-10-02) 2 October 1965 (age 55)
Adelaide, South Australia
NicknameMoods, Big Tom, Moonshine
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleBatsman
RelationsDavid Moody (nephew)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 348)24 November 1989 v New Zealand
Last Test8 September 1992 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 98)9 October 1987 v India
Last ODI24 October 1999 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1985/86–2000/01Western Australia
1990Warwickshire
1991–1999Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 8 76
Runs scored 456 1,211
Batting average 32.57 23.28
100s/50s 2/3 0/10
Top score 106 89
Balls bowled 432 2,797
Wickets 2 52
Bowling average 73.50 38.73
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/17 3/25
Catches/stumpings 9/– 21/–
Source: Cricinfo, 16 May 2005

Early lifeEdit

Schooled at Guildford Grammar School in Perth, where his father was headmaster, he exhibited talent for athletics (particularly the high jump) and Australian rules football but excelled at cricket.[3] He was selected to train with the 1st XI side (usually made up of year twelve students) at just thirteen, and play with them the following year. Upon leaving school he moved immediately into Western Australian Grade Cricket with the Midland-Guildford team and in the winter months pursued overseas experience as a young pro in the Northern leagues in England.

Playing careerEdit

"Long" Tom Moody, so nicknamed for his 1.98 metre height, began his first-class career in the 1985/86 season with Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield and also played in England with Warwickshire and Worcestershire.[3] Captaining WA and Worcester to various trophies, Moody, an aggressive and fast scoring batsman, scored over 20,000 first-class runs and hit 64 centuries; he was also a useful medium pace bowler.[4] On 27 July 1990, in a county match against Glamorgan County Cricket Club he scored a 36 ball century. His 1,387 List A runs for Worcestershire in 1991 is a record for the county.[5] He captained the Worcestershire side from 1995 to 1999 and was a key member of the side which won the 1991 Benson & Hedges Cup and the 1994 NatWest Trophy.[6]

He made his ODI debut on 9 October 1987 against India during the 1987 World Cup in Chennai.[7] He made his test debut against New Zealand on 24 November 1989 and scored 61 on his debut.[8]

He played eight Test matches for Australia between 1989 and 1992, although he had more success with Australia's one-day team, appearing in three World Cups and two finals – 1987 and 1999 – alongside Steve Waugh. He also became the first of two Australians alongside Steve Waugh to win two World Cup tournaments. He was even more successful when he threw a haggis the distance of 230 feet in 1989.[9][10] He registered a 28 ball fifty against Bangladesh at the 1999 World Cup which was regarded as the then World Cup record for the fastest fifty.

In 1994, he along with Tim Curtis set the record for the highest ever partnership for the 3rd wicket in List A cricket history (309*)[11][12] He retired from all forms of cricket in 2000-01 due to sustaining a back injury in his later career and was replaced by Simon Katich as the captain of Western Australia.[13]

Coaching careerEdit

Since retirement in 2001, Moody has coached, been an Australian cricketer's representative and for several years held the post of director of cricket with Worcestershire since 2001.[14][15][16][17] He also served as the President of Australian Cricketers' Association for a brief stint. In 2005, he was in contention of coaching Indian team but the role was accepted by Greg Chappell. In May 2005, he was appointed coach of the Sri Lankan national team and he led them to the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup before leaving the post.[18][19] Moody was also in the frame again to become the head coach of Indian team replacing Greg Chappell for the 2007 World Cup but the speculations were later rubbished.[20] He was also in contention to become the head coach of Australian cricket team replacing John Buchanan in 2007 but he pulled out of the race as he was not initially ready to return to Australia.[21]

On 14 May 2007, the WACA announced Moody's appointment as manager and head coach of the Western Warriors for the next three years until 2010.[22][23] He coached Kings XI Punjab for the first three seasons of Indian Premier League in 2008, 2009 and 2010.[24][25] Trevor Penney, England's fielding coach during the 2005 Ashes series and assistant to Moody in Sri Lanka joined as assistant coach.[26] However Moody announced in March 2010 that he would not seek a new contract after the 2009–2010 season. Under Moody, Western Australia qualified for one final in three seasons, in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, in his first season which it lost to Victoria.[27][28]

He then began cricket commentary around the world as well as covering some Australian Test and ODI Cricket for Channel Nine and the Big Bash League for Channel Ten. Moody still regularly commentates on both television and radio throughout the Australian international and domestic season.[29]

In December 2012, it was announced that Moody would coach the Sunrisers Hyderabad team which was newly included in IPL ahead of the 2013 IPL season.[30] Over the course of 2013-2019, Sunrisers Hyderabad have reached the qualifier rounds five times and won the IPL title in 2016.[31] Moody had coached the SRH franchise for seven consecutive years. He had also coached the Rangpur Riders team in the Bangladesh Premier League.[32][33][34]

Moody's long involvement in the game has been recognised over the recent years with appointments to two significant consultancy roles. The first being appointed as the International Director of Cricket for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)[35][36] and the second being appointed in 2014 as Director of Cricket with the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.[37] On 22 September 2017, it was announced that Moody would be appointed as the head coach of the newest team Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League for the 2018 season.[38][39]

In June 2019, he was named as the coach of the Montreal Tigers franchise team for the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[40][41] Moody was replaced with Trevor Bayliss as the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2020 Indian Premier League.[42][43] However on 15 December 2020, Moody was appointed as the Director of Cricket of Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the 2021 IPL season.[44][45]

In February 2021, he was appointed as the director of cricket of Sri Lanka cricket with the influence of Technical Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket led by Aravinda de Silva.[46][47] He also became the first director of Sri Lanka cricket, a role which was newly created by SLC to uplift the standards of cricket in Sri Lanka.[48] He was handed over a contract spanning three years and his job role includes analysis of future tour programmes, domestic structure, performance based contracts to Sri Lankan players, player welfare, education, training and development.[49] In May 2021, he was appointed as the consultant coach of the Sri Lankan team for the white ball series against England.[50]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Sportstar, Team. "Sunrisers Hyderabad names Tom Moody as director of cricket". Sportstar. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
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  5. ^ "Most Runs in a Season for Worcestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 December 2006.
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  7. ^ "Full Scorecard of Australia vs India 3rd Match 1987/88 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
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  10. ^ Brenkley, Stephen (13 June 1999). "World Cup – Long Tom the talisman". The Independent. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  11. ^ "Semi-Final: Surrey v Worcestershire at The Oval, Aug 9, 1994 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Records | List A matches | Partnership records | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
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  46. ^ "Sri Lanka appoint Tom Moody as Director of Cricket". The Hindu. PTI. 28 February 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 5 July 2021.CS1 maint: others (link)
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  48. ^ "Sri Lanka appoints Australian Tom Moody as cricket director". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
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  50. ^ Sanjeewa, Kanishka (17 May 2021). "Tom Moody to be named as Consultant Coach for England tour". ThePapare.com. Retrieved 5 July 2021.

NotesEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tim Curtis
Worcestershire County Cricket Captain
1995–1999
Succeeded by
Graeme Hick
Preceded by
John Dyson
Head coach of Sri Lankan national cricket team
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Trevor Bayliss