Arab News – LONDON: In May 2015, when Peter Moores was sacked after England’s cricketers had blundered their way through another World Cup campaign, there were two leading contenders for the job.

Summary

  • LONDON: In May 2015, when Peter Moores was sacked after England’s cricketers had blundered their way through another World Cup campaign, there were two leading contenders for the job.
  • Back home, Bayliss won the Big Bash League with the Sydney Sixers, who then went on to triumph at the Champions League Twenty20 as well.
  • With the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) certain that the sport’s future lay in attracting more young players and fans to the white-ball formats, Bayliss became the obvious choice.
  • Where other teams had floored the pedal during the World Cup campaign, England went through the competition with the handbrake on.
  • They reached the final of the World Twenty20 in 2016, when the manner in which they overhauled a huge South Africa total of 229 in one of the group games spoke volumes of the mindset change that Bayliss had helped bring about.


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