World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss joins SRH as head coach

Sunrisers Hyderabad has appointed England’s World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss as their head coach for the coming IPL season. The franchise has parted ways with Tom Moody who held the same position since 2013. SRH won the IPL 2016 and ended as a runner-up in the IPL 2018 under the Australian coach.

Bayliss will be stepping down from his role of England coach after completion of the Ashes series. The upcoming association with SRH will not be Bayliss’ first venture in the IPL. He was Kolkata Knight Riders’ head coach in 2012 and oversaw the side’s victory in 2012 and 2014. There were plenty of speculations of him joining the East Indian franchise once again as KKR had parted ways with Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich recently.

Bayliss has a brilliant portfolio as head coach. Apart from the IPL, he has also won the Big Bash League and the Champions League as head coach of Sydney Sixers in 2012. He was Sri Lanka’s head coach when the island nation made it to the World Cup final in 2011. His most outstanding performance took place recently as he helped England become the World Champions in the 2019 World Cup.

Sunrisers Hyderabad issued the following statement today (18th July) – “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. 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.”