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Tom Moody      

Full name Thomas Masson Moody

Born October 2, 1965, Adelaide, South Australia

Current age 48 years 352 days

Major teams Australia, Warwickshire, Western Australia, Worcestershire

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach, Commentator

Height 1.98 m

Thomas Masson Moody
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 14 0 456 106 32.57 982 46.43 2 3 49 0 9 0
ODIs 76 64 12 1211 89 23.28 1747 69.31 0 10 74 18 21 0
First-class 300 501 47 21001 272 46.25 64 94 294 0
List A 366 340 50 11258 180* 38.82 18 77 130 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 9 432 147 2 1/17 1/17 73.50 2.04 216.0 0 0 0
ODIs 76 66 2797 2014 52 3/25 3/25 38.73 4.32 53.7 0 0 0
First-class 300 23980 11083 361 7/38 30.70 2.77 66.4 10 2
List A 366 11534 7717 257 4/24 4/24 30.02 4.01 44.8 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 24-28, 1989 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Australia at Moratuwa, Sep 8-13, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Australia at Chennai, Oct 9, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, Oct 24, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1985-2001
List A span 1985-2001
Profile

Tom Moody was both tall and a player of stature. He measures in at 6ft 6ins, but overcame an early awkwardness against short bowling to become a batsman who at his best hit through the covers and down the ground with alarming power. He was also a capable medium-pace swing bowler, a safe slip fieldsman and a natural leader. His short Test career did not take off after he was sacrified as an opener in Sri Lanka in 1992-93, though he made a memorable comeback to the one-day team in time to play in, and contribute measurably to, Australia's 1999 World Cup win. He and Steve Waugh became the first two Australians to win two World Cups. Moody's greatest service was to Western Australia and Worcestershire, leading both to all manner of domestic silverware. Dogged by back injury, he retired in 2000-01 and became president of the Australian Cricketers' Association and coach, then director of cricket, at Worcestershire. He also made regular appearances as an analyst on TV. In 2005 he was linked with the Indian coaching job, but in May he was appointed as Sri Lanka's coach. He quickly made an impression and guided Sri Lanka to the World Cup final in April 2007. The following month he quit and announced he was returning home to coach Western Australia.
Greg Baum

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Jun 9, 2013

Tom Moody about to catch the ball at a charity T20 match, Cirencester Cricket Club, June 9, 2013

Tom Moody about to catch the ball at a charity T20 match

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Dec 20, 2012

Sunrisers Hyderabad's mentor Kris Srikkanth and coach Tom Moody at the IPL franchise's logo launch, December 20, 2012

Sunrisers Hyderabad's mentor Kris Srikkanth and coach Tom Moody

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Nov 28, 2012

Tom Moody, Shane Watson and Adam Gilchrist at a training session, Perth, November 28, 2012

Tom Moody, Shane Watson and Adam Gilchrist at a training session

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Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1990
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000

Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 28, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 20, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 46 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 17, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
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