Colombo: Tom Moody wears many hats. As a cricketer, he won the World Cup twice with Australia. He was Director of Cricket with Worcestershire and then coach of the Sri Lanka national team, after which he has held coaching positions with Western Australia, Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and now Uthura Rudras in the Sri Lanka Premier League. He is also, occasionally, a commentator on television. Wisden India caught up with him to discuss coaching in modern-day cricket and much more. Excerpts:
You were the Sri Lankan national team coach till 2008. What's changed in Sri Lankan cricket between then and now, when you have come back as the coach of Uthura Rudras?
I do not think Sri Lankan cricket has changed a great deal. Sri Lanka still produces exciting and talented players. That is a constant. We have seen that over the last few decades when they have produced some of the game's greatest players. They will always continue to do so because the passion for the game is great in the nation, and the natural flair is there as well. With that combination you tend to unearth some exciting talent.