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England name Trevor Bayliss as new Head Coach

  • England name Trevor Bayliss as new Head Coach
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The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the appointment of Trevor Bayliss as England's new coach, with the Australian set to take charge next month.

The ECB's Director of England Cricket, Andrew Strauss said: "Trevor has an outstanding record as coach, has global experience and is very highly regarded in the game. He has proved himself in both domestic and international cricket, has a strong reputation for man-management and has shown how to build winning teams in all three formats. 

"His expertise in the shorter forms of the game will be vital as we build towards three major ICC events over the next four years; the ICC World T20 tournament in India in 2016 and the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Cricket World Cup which will be staged in England and Wales in 2017 and 2019 respectively. 

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"Trevor will also work well with Paul Farbrace, an exceptional coach who will continue as Assistant Coach after helping us to an outstanding victory over New Zealand in the 1st Investec Test of the summer. This has been a very competitive recruitment process and we're grateful to all of the candidates who showed their interest in this role. I'm excited to have him on board." 

Trevor Bayliss - who has previously worked with IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders and is the current coach of New South Wales - is expected to be a good fit for the side, more so considering the remarkable track record he has had with the teams he has worked with. His achievements include leading Sri Lanka to the 2009 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup finals plus 2nd spot in the test rankings; winning the IPL twice with Kolkata Knight Riders; winning consecutive Sheffield Shield titles with New South Wales while he has also lifted the Big Bash trophy and the Champions League with Sydney Sixers. 

Trevor Bayliss said: “It’s an honour to be appointed England Coach. There’s a great opportunity to help Alastair Cook and Eoin Morgan shape the direction and development of their respective teams. I am also looking forward to working  alongside Paul Farbrace once again as we have a similar outlook on the game, get on well after two years working together and have kept in touch. 

“What particularly excites me about the role is the chance to work with a very talented group of players. I firmly believe that the team has a bright future and I’ll be doing everything I can to help them realise their potential and achieve success on a consistent basis.” 

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