A day after the reports of Trevor Bayliss’ return to Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad have officially confirmed the hiring of England’s World Cup-winning coach.
Bayliss will replace Australian Tom Moody as the Head Coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“After very careful consideration, the Sunrisers franchise has decided to take a different direction with the Head Coaching role and will be parting ways with the services of Tom Moody. Trevor Bayliss, England’s 2019 World Cup winning coach, has been appointed Head Coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad,” the IPL Hyderabad franchisee has stated in a Press release.
“Trevor has already won 2 IPL trophies with KKR and has also won the Big Bash League and Champions League T20 with Sydney Sixers. He is a proven winner and we feel that his successful track record will be ideal in taking Sunrisers Hyderabad forward.
“We would like to thank Tom Moody who has made an enormous impact with the franchise helping us achieve 5 playoff appearances over the past 7 years, including a much treasured championship in 2016. We would also like to thank him for his work ethic and leadership over our journey and wish him all the success moving forward.”
Moody, who joined SRH in 2012 and guided the team as the coach to the 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 playoffs and the title triumph in 2016, has thanked the players, support staff and fans on Twitter following the announcement. “It’s been a privilege to work for Sunrisers Hyderabad, I have made many friendships and good memories. The success we’ve enjoyed over the 7 yrs is a testament to a hard working team on and off the field. A special thank you to the players, support staff and all the fans,” read the tweeted.
It’s been a privilege to work for Sunrisers Hyderabad, I have made many friendships and good memories. The success we’ve enjoyed over the 7 yrs is a testament to a hard working team on and off the field. A special thank you to the players, support staff and all the fans. 🙏 https://t.co/2dYphE3yQF
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) July 18, 2019
Bayliss had coached Kolkata Knight Riders from 2012 to 2015 during which they won two titles.
A former Australian first class cricketer and coach, Bayliss has guided England to their maiden ICC World Cup title triumph on Sunday last.