IPL 2024: Tom Moody explains how England star Harry Brook’s departure will hurt SRH over time

Tom Moody and Harry Brook

The departure of the highly-touted England‘s star cricketer, Harry Brook, from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has ignited widespread discussions within the cricketing community regarding the strategic implications for the team.

Harry Brook’s IPL journey with Sunrisers Hyderabad

Brook, who secured the title of the most expensive purchase for Sunrisers in the IPL 2023 auction with a staggering ₹13.25 crore, faced challenges in meeting the expectations associated with such a hefty price tag as he could scored only 190 runs in eleven matches. Consequently, SRH opted to release Brook ahead of the upcoming auction, marking a pivotal decision in their team-building strategy.

Tom Moody’s insights on Brook’s release ahead of IPL 2024 auction

Speaking to Star Sports, Former Sunrisers coach and renowned Australian cricketer, Tom Moody, offered his insightful perspective on this development. Moody suggested that SRH’s move to release Brook could be a calculated strategic maneuver aimed at acquiring the talented cricketer at a more favorable price during the upcoming auction. Despite Brook’s performance falling short in the previous IPL season, Moody expressed a belief that SRH might come to regret parting ways with the dynamic cricketer.

“Maybe their strategy is to get him back for half the price. But I think SRH are potentially going to regret the fact that Harry Brook is back in the auction because he is an unbelievable talent,” Moody said.

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Brook’s out-of-position role in IPL 2023

He also took the opportunity to critique SRH’s decision to deploy Brook out of position in most games during IPL 2023, emphasizing the potential impact on his overall performance.

“The other thing we need to consider is that in his first season of the IPL, he batted out of position in 80 percent of the games,” Moody continued. “He was bought as a middle-order No. 4 player, and they forced him up to the top of the order, which he has never opened in T20 cricket before,” the 58-year-old added.

“In a way, it is the franchise to blame as much as the player to blame with regards to how they used him. It is like picking a striker in a football match and getting him to play in the back the whole season and wondering why he is not doing well,” the Adelaide-born cricketer concluded.

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