New Delhi. The head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri has said that he will step down from this post after the T20 World Cup. The search for the next coach as his successor is also on. Meanwhile, the name of the Director of Cricket of IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad Tom Moody is also running in the race for this post. Hyderabad team proved to be the worst team of the current season of IPL and they could win only 3 matches out of 14. Not only this, it was also at the bottom of the 8 teams table. Now Moody, the director of cricket of the same team, is said to be involved in the race to become the next coach of India.
The sacking of David Warner as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad was reportedly a part of Moody’s plan. Moody’s and Hyderabad head coach Trevor Bayliss have repeatedly said that the decision was taken to turn the team’s fortunes but according to a report in Fox Sports.au, Moody has decided to strengthen his chances of becoming India’s next head coach. For Warner was sacked from the captaincy.
“It is believed that the owners of the Sunrisers franchise are influential figures in the BCCI, who were pushing for Warner’s decision to drop Warner from their last six matches and switch to the youngsters,” the report said. Warner has been approached by many other IPL franchises, who are shocked by the sidelines of the run-scoring machine.
Hyderabad coach Bayliss had said, ‘We cannot make the final, so we have decided that we want the young players to not only play the match but also spend time on the field. Warner was not the only experienced player we dropped at the team hotel.
Warner, who was the captain of Hyderabad at the beginning of the season, was removed from his post midway after the team’s poor performance in the first few matches. Not only this, this swashbuckling opener did not even find a place in the playing XI after Kane Williamson took over the captaincy. It was indeed a shocking decision by the team management as Warner is one of the most successful batsmen in IPL history. Hyderabad, which has become a champion once, has also been made under the captaincy of Warner.