Tom Moody, 58, was one of the six shortlisted candidates for the India head coach role. @AFP

Tom Moody, one of the six contenders to become India’s head coach, on Wednesday is set to be appointed as the coach of the Oval franchise in The Hundred.

Moody will become the sixth Australian to be appointed as the coach of a franchise in The Hundred after Shane Warne, Andrew McDonald, Simon Katich, Matthew Mott and Lisa Keightley (coach of Lord’s-based women’s side), said a report in Evening Standard.

The former Australian allrounder had previously coached Sri Lanka and the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), leading them to their maiden triumph in 2016.

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Moody, who represented Australia in eight Tests and 76 ODIs, was the coach of the Sri Lankan side which reached the final of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean. He was also a director of cricket at Worcestershire and

Additionally, Moody had also coached Multan Sultans, Rangpur Riders and Montreal Tigers, and worked as a  director of cricket at Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.

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So far, Gary Kirsten is the only non-Australian who has been appointed as the coach of a franchise in The Hundred. The World Cup-winning coach of the Indian side of 2011 was appointed the head coach of the Cardiff-based franchise on Monday.

Moody, Mike Hesson, Lalchand Rajput, Robin Singh, Phil Simmons and Ravi Shastri, who is currently the head coach of the Indian side, are the shortlisted candidates for the interviews for the head coach role of the Indian team.

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The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee is scheduled to interview the six candidates on August 16.