David Moody’s journey into the realm of first-class cricket was facilitated by an opportune turn of events. Western Australia’s fast-bowling contingent found itself depleted due to injuries during the latter part of the 2014-15 season, opening the door for this young talent. Moody did not squander this opportunity, making an immediate impact. In his inaugural match against New South Wales, he showcased his prowess by taking 4-60, which notably included the crucial wicket of centurion Peter Nevill.
Prior to his state debut, Moody’s performances had already garnered significant attention. He had earned selection in multiple Cricket Australia XIs earlier that season, and his potential was further recognized when he was chosen to represent the Prime Minister’s XI against England in Canberra. In this encounter, he claimed the prized scalp of Joe Root. Additionally, his contribution extended to a World Cup warm-up match against Bangladesh in Brisbane, where he delivered an impressive performance, taking 3-35.
Having appeared in 19 first-class matches, David Moody has already secured 62 wickets, solidifying his reputation as a promising talent in the realm of cricket.