ENGLAND have named Australian Trevor Bayliss as their new head coach.
The 52-year-old New South Wales coach succeeds Peter Moores who was sacked earlier this month following a drawn Test series with the West Indies.
Bayliss was given the top job over compatriot Jason Gillespie, who was one of several candidates for the job.
It’s not his first international job though. Bayliss was in charge of Sri Lanka for four years until 2011, before taking temporary charge of Australia for their t20 series in South Africa in 2014. He has also coached Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
Bayliss said: “It’s an honour to be appointed England coach. I firmly believe that the team has a bright future.
“There’s a great opportunity to help Alastair Cook and Eoin Morgan shape the direction and development of their respective teams.
“I am also looking forward to working alongside Paul Farbrace once again as we have a similar outlook on the game, get on well after two years working together and have kept in touch.”
Bayliss will take up his new role in June, in time for the start of the Ashes series against Australia which begins in July, and will have Paul Farbrace as his assistant.