Former Worcestershire all-rounder and Director Of Cricket Tom Moody starts his bid for more Indian Premier League glory today.
Moody will again be coaching Sunrisers Hyderabad who won the 2016 tournament.
They will open their campaign this afternoon against Royal Challengers Bangalore who include England and Sussex T20 specialist Tymal Mills in their squad.
Another Sussex player in Chris Jordan is part of the squad assembled by Moody whose captain is fellow Australian David Warner.
Moody served Worcestershire with distinction as a player throughout the 1990s after moving from local rivals Warwickshire.
He was a prolific scorer in all forms of the game and also a force as a bowler with his ability to get extra bounce because of his height – six feet, seven inches – until he suffered back problems.
Moody left New Road in 1999 but returned as Director Of Cricket for the 2001 campaign – a post he occpied for four and a half years.
Steve Rhodes worked alongside him in a coaching role after retiring in 2004 for a short spell before being promoted to his current role after Moody left to coach Sri Lanka.