Tom Moody

April 17th, 2008

Thomas Masson Moody is a former Australian cricketer and coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. Upon leaving school he moved immediately into Western Australian First Grade cricket with the Midland Guildford team.

He is appointed as Head Coach for the Kings XI Punjab team in the Indian Premier League.

“Long” Tom Moody, so nicknamed for his 1.98 metre (six foot six inch) height.

Tom 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.

He played eight Test matches for Australia, 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.

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