Tom Moody (Image courtesy: Getty)
Tom Moody (Image courtesy: Getty)

Australia’s former all-rounder Tom Moody is amongst the most renowned coaches. He has coached several teams; assisting Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in lifting their maiden IPL title (2016). In addition, he was also at helm of Sri Lanka cricket during their glorious run to the final of 2007 World Cup. In a recent interaction with Cricbuzz, he spoke about the essential qualities and environment required for coaching in a rapidly-evolving T20 format. Currently coaching Rangpur Riders in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2017, he also stated that BPL can done wonders for Bangladesh cricket; similar to IPL in grooming India’s youngsters.

‘It only spreads positivity in the grass roots of the game’

“There is no doubt that it can have same impact elsewhere. The IPL has been a great breeding ground to develop domestic players in India and I think BPL can turn out to be the same for Bangladesh. Learning from foreign coaches and learning from foreign players and also the international Bangladeshi players playing in the tournament can be a great experience for all the emerging players. Looking at the work ethics and the way elite players train. With the intensity that it’s been done, it only spreads positivity in the grass roots of the game”, said Moody.

‘The important thing lies….

“There are number of factors involved. Obviously, you have got to be blessed with a squad that possesses good balance and also some quality experience players. The important thing lies in creating a positive environment because that plays a big impact in developing the team to grow. It won’t happen just in a day or two and you need to give time for creating such an atmosphere because it will drive the players to perform with intent under any circumstances and, in this format, things change quite rapidly”, Moody told in relation to the factors involved in coaching a T20 side.