Eoin Morgan speaks in favor of Bayliss ahead of Australia ODIs

Bayliss will end his England tenure post WC 2019.

Bayliss led England to 2016 T20 WC finals. (Getty)

Eoin Morgan will be back to leading England when they play  Australia in the limited overs series. He has backed Trevor Bayliss who has had an up and down career as England head coach. 

While Bayliss has won only  15 Tests out of the 38 England played under him, England fared well in limited overs cricket under him. Playing the 2016 World Cup finals was one of the high points of his coaching career. 

"He has been brilliant for us. As a coach, the one attribute he has is the ability to take the pressure away from any player at a time when you need it and that has helped me massively," said Morgan.

"We are going with the mantra that we always need to be on top of our game and testing the opposition the whole time. We have done that a bit with the bat, we will try and continue taking wickets with the ball.

"This time next year we need to be in a good enough space to be contenders for the World Cup. To be in that space you need to be setting or bucking trends or being able to adapt. We are very open-minded with the way we are going.

Morgan also kept a word on the possible return of Ben Stokes whose case is still pending an investigation. 

With Stokes ruled out until the conclusion of a police investigation, Morgan feels the greater clarity around the situation means it will not affect the team.

"Ben is a fantastic player. We will miss him but we know he is not going to be part of this series so we can address the balance of this side," he added.

"It gives clarity to everybody in the team. It creates a lot more calm around the periphery."


By Anshuman Roy - 13 Jan, 2018

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