The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed the appointment of Trevor Bayliss as England’s new Head Coach.
Bayliss, who is currently Coach of New South Wales, is due to join the ECB next month, in time to take charge of the team for the start of the Investec Ashes Test series in July.
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.
“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 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.”
Trevor Bayliss has an impressive track record which includes: leading Sri Lanka to the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009 and to their highest position (2nd) in the ICC’s World Test rankings; twice winning the IPL title with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 and 2014; and winning the Australian Big Bash and Champions League with Sydney Sixers in 2012.
A former middle order batsman, he played 58 first-class matches for his native New South Wales between 1985 and 1993 before succeeding Steve Rixon as the Australian state side’s coach in 2004. His NSW side won the Sheffield Shield in his first season in charge – a feat they repeated again in 2013-14 during his second stint at the helm.