Thomas Masson Moody (born 2 October 1965) is a former Australian first-class cricketer and the former coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. Currently he is the coach for the IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad And Bangladesh Premier League team Rangpur Riders Recently Tom Moody has been appointed head coach of the Bangladesh Premier League franchise Rangpur Riders for the next three seasons of the tournament, as well as the head coach of the Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League starting from 2018. In 2017, he applied for the Head coach of Indian Cricket Team.
Schooled at Guildford Grammar School in Perth, where his father was headmaster, he exhibited great talent for athletics (particularly the high jump) and Australian rules football but truly excelled at cricket being 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.
“Long” Tom Moody, so nicknamed for his 2.00 metre (six foot six inch) 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. 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. His 1,387 List A runs for Worcestershire in 1991 is a record for the county.
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 was even more successful when he threw a haggis the distance of 230 feet in 1989.
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. In May 2005 he was appointed coach of the Sri Lankan national team and he led them to the final of the 2007 world cup before leaving the post.
On 14 May 2007, the WACA announced Moody’s appointment as manager and head coach of the Western Warriors for the next three years. Trevor Penney, England’s fielding coach during the 2005 Ashes series and assistant to Moody in Sri Lanka, will join as assistant coach. However Moody announced in March 2010 that he would not seek a new contract after the 2009-2010 season. Under Moody, WA qualified for one final in three seasons, in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, in his first season which it lost to Victoria.
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.
In December 2012, it was announced that Moody would coach the new IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad team. Over the course of 2012-2017, Sunrisers Hyderabad have reached the qualifier rounds three times and won the championship in 2016.
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) and the second being appointed in 2014 as Director of Cricket with the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. On September 22, 2017, it was announced that Moody would be appointed as the head coach of the newest team in the Pakistan Super League for the upcoming 2018 season, the Multan Sultans.
|Test centuries of Tom Moody|
|106||2||Sri Lanka||Brisbane, Australia||The Gabba||8 December 1989||Drawn|
|101||5||India||Perth, Australia||WACA Ground||1 February 1992||Won|
One Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Pakistan||Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane||11 February 1990||89 (82 balls: 4×4, 4×6)||Australia won by 67 runs.|
|2||Sri Lanka||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||7 March 1992||3-0-18-0, 1 Ct. ; 57 (86 balls: 4×4)||Australia won by 7 wickets.|
|3||New Zealand||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||21 April 1998||4-0-21-0 ; 63 (74 balls: 5×4, 1×6)||Australia won by 5 wickets.|
|4||Bangladesh||Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street||27 May 1999||10-4-25-3 ; 56* (29 balls: 6×4, 2×6)||Australia won by 7 wickets.|