Sunrisers Hyderabad appoint Trevor Bayliss head coach

New Delhi: England’s World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss has been appointed the new coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad, the franchise announced on Thursday; replacing Tom Moody who has coached the franchise since 2013. Under Moody, SRH won the championship in 2016.

Bayliss had earlier announced he will step down from his position of England coach after the Ashes. He had previously been associated with the IPL as Kolkata Knight Riders’ head coach, coming on board in 2012, with the franchise winning two titles under him. He has also won the Big Bash League and the Champions League as head coach of the Sydney Sixers.

Bayliss has built a strong portfolio over the years after being Sri Lanka’s head coach when they lost the World Cup final to India in 2011. He additionally led the turnaround for England in limited-overs cricket and was instrumental in them winning the 2019 World Cup.

“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,” the franchise stated in a release. “Trevor Bayliss, England’s 2019 World Cup-winning coach, has been appointed Head Coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Trevor has already won 2 IPL trophies with KKR and has also won the Big Bash League and Champions trophy 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.”