Daily Mail UK – Paul Farbrace is adamant the one-day revolution that has seen England go from World Cup embarrassments to firm favourites for their home tournament this summer could easily have been over before it even began.

Summary

  • Paul Farbrace is adamant the one-day revolution that has seen England go from World Cup embarrassments to firm favourites for their home tournament this summer could easily have been over before it even began.
  • Trevor Bayliss arrived later that summer, Eoin Morgan started to grow into a captain of immense stature and Farbrace settled back into the role of assistant coach where he has been such an influential figure in England’s spectacular rise to the top of the world one-day rankings.
  • Now the journey instigated by former team director Andrew Strauss, who had got fed up with England’s perennial white-ball struggles, will culminate with a World Cup that could well see them end almost 45 years of 50-over hurt since the first global tournament in 1975.
  • For Farbrace, 51, can now be found at the same Edgbaston ground where the one-day shackles were thrown off so thrillingly in 2015, in his new role as Warwickshire’s sporting director having jumped off England’s horse at the last fence.
  • And that disappointment was increased when it became clear that Warwickshire were prepared to wait for their man until July so he could finish what he started, only for new England team director Ashley Giles, the man Farbrace has now replaced at Edgbaston, to veto the idea.


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