Daily Mail UK – England face another fight to keep hold of Paul Farbrace after Bangladesh refused to give up on their concerted attempts to make him head coach.
- Farbrace, a key figure with England as Trevor Bayliss’ assistant, has become one of the most sought-after coaches in the world game since leaving the Sri Lanka head coach’s job to work for England four years ago.
- Farbrace, 50, has played a key role alongside Bayliss in England’s white-ball revolution after leading Sri Lanka to both the World Twenty20 and Asia Cup titles during his short stint at the helm in Colombo in 2014.
- Jimmy Anderson, meanwhile, will carry on as England vice-captain while Ben Stokes has the cloud of a court case hanging over him.
- Anderson, as revealed by Sportsmail last Saturday, will be Joe Root’s deputy for at least the two Tests against New Zealand in the next two weeks that complete this tour even though erstwhile No 2 Stokes has now returned.
- But Root and coach Bayliss have decided to stick with Anderson, at least for now, so there was no need for them to involve England team director Andrew Strauss in their discussions.