MSN Belgium (French) – © Mike Egerton England coach Trevor Bayliss hopes to sign off as head coach with a successful summer (Mike Egerton/PA) Trevor Bayliss cannot imagine anything bigger for English cricket than a World Cup and Ashes double this summer and is confident everything is in place to make the dream a reality.

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  • © Mike Egerton England coach Trevor Bayliss hopes to sign off as head coach with a successful summer (Mike Egerton/PA) Trevor Bayliss cannot imagine anything bigger for English cricket than a World Cup and Ashes double this summer and is confident everything is in place to make the dream a reality.
  • England’s first competitive fixture of 2019 sees them take on the West Indies next week in Barbados, the first of three Test matches which kick off a potentially transformative year for the sport.
  • The game’s most prestigious one-day tournament and its oldest rivalry are being held on home soil this year, with England looking well placed to succeed in both.
  • © Provided by The Press Association England coach Trevor Bayliss is all set for a pivotal summer (Steven Paston/PA) For Bayliss it represents a tantalising prospect as well as a final chapter – the Australian will walk away at the end of his current contract in September – and the magnitude of the opportunity has not escaped him.
  • © Provided by The Press Association Bayliss is keen to sign off his tenure with a repeat of the 2015 Ashes win (Anthony Devlin/PA) Bayliss could go down as the last England coach asked to mastermind one-day and Test match triumphs, with new director of cricket Ashley Giles open to splitting the roles in future.


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