Tom Moody aspires to become India’s next head coach after Ravi Shastri
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Tom Moody aspires to become India’s next head coach after Ravi Shastri.

The end of Ravi Shastri’s tenure as the Indian cricket team’s head coach has alerted every aspiring coach to be on their toes to become the front-runner for the high profile role in the Indian cricket team. Ravi Shastri started his role with the Indian team back in 2017 and had led the side to several memorable wins, however, his only regret will be not taking the team to ICC glory win. It will be interesting to see if India manages to seal the deal in the upcoming T20 World Cup and give a winning farewell to Shasti. The former Indian cricketer’s term as Indian head coach expired after the ICC ODI World Cup 2019, however, Shastri was granted an extension until the impending ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

It is important to note, unlike last time, Shastri this time has sought no extension in his role and wants to quit following the completion of the T20 World Cup, which means that the aspiring individuals can apply for the position of the Indian team.

Amidst all these, former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody seems interested in the famed role with the Men in Blue and is expected to apply for the job for the fourth time, having been rejected by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sachin Tendulkar Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, three times before including in 2017 and 2019.

“It’s understood the former World Cup-winner and well-travelled coach is eyeing the Indian coaching job, which is set to be vacated by (Ravi) Shastri following the impending T20 World Cup,” reported.

Moody currently is leading the position of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Director of Cricket after being replaced by Trevor Bayliss as the head coach of the side. 

He took SRH to their only IPL title victory in the 2016 season with David Warner as the skipper of the side.

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Tom Moody’s aspiration to become Indian head coach led to Warner’s fall in SRH:

If the reports are to be believed, Tom’s aspirations to become the mastermind in the Indian setup, post Ravi Shastri’s resignation from the position, has led to the strip of David Warner’s from SRH captaincy and subsequently removing him from the playing11 altogether.

Warner, who was the main man behind SRH’s immense success in all these years, was sacked from the leadership role which was eventually taken by Kane Williamson. The Australian opener was later dropped from the playing11 as well making way for the youngsters in the side.

“It’s believed the Sunrisers’ owners are influential figures in the BCCI, which could explain the decision to leave Warner out for their past half-a-dozen matches and turn to youth.”

“Warner, too, has been approached by a number of other IPL franchises, who have been shocked by the run-scoring machine being sidelined,” the report stated.

When asked about David Warner’s removal from the SRH’s playing11, head coach Trevor Bayliss said that the southpaw was dropped in order to make room for the youngsters in the playign11.

“We can’t make the final so have made a decision that we want the young players to experience not just the matches but time at the ground, around the set-up, and for this match we made the decision,” Bayliss had said.

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