ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England Head Coach Trevor Bayliss Will Not Extend His Contract
England cricket team is just one victory away to win their maiden Cricket World Cup trophy. However, England head coach Trevor Bayliss has confirmed that he will not continue his present post even England wins both the ongoing Cricket World Cup trophy and the upcoming Ashes trophy.
Trevor Bayliss has taken the head coach role of the English cricket team after the end of 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Since then, the England cricket team has achieved many memorable successes, especially in ODI cricket.
In May 2018, England achieved the no.1 position in the ODI rankings, and they have mostly maintained it till the date. In the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, England have performed well and qualified for the final. On this Sunday (14th July), England will face New Zealand in the final of this tournament at Lord’s (London). Though England played three CWC finals before the ongoing edition, they never won any of those. So, Trevor Bayliss’ boys are focusing on ending England’s frustrating CWC trophy drought.
After this Cricket World Cup, England will play the home Ashes series against Australia. Trevor Bayliss’ present contract will end in this September, after the home Ashes series. Despite these brilliant performances, Bayliss has no wish to extend his contract.
Bayliss told BBC radio, “I have always been a believer that four or five years is long enough, whether you are doing well or not.
“It is time for a new voice for the boys, to hopefully take them to another level.”
It feels great that now we have a chance to fulfil the World Cup dreams – Trevor Bayliss
When Bayliss took this head coach charge for the first time in 2015, the England cricket team was in a very different position. In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, England faced an early exit from the Group stages. Now, England is very close to secure their maiden Cricket World Cup trophy.
Bayliss said, “Four years ago after the last World Cup, which was not good for England, we set out and had planning to hopefully win the 2019 edition, and it feels great that now we have a chance to fulfil those dreams.”
On last Thursday (11th July), England beat the defending champions Australia in the semi-final of the ongoing 2019 CWC. England thrashed their arch-rivals in that game as they won that match by eight wickets with 107 balls remaining. However, Bayliss and his boys know that they still have to win the final game to achieve this CWC trophy.
Bayliss added, “We had a chat in the changing room (at Edgbaston) afterwards and realised we have not won anything yet. There is going to be a lot of noise around ‘you guys are the favourites’ — we can’t listen to any of that.
“We have just got to concentrate on the way we have gone about our cricket over the past four years and what has got us to this point and go through our process.”
England head coach is positive on Jason Roy
England opener Jason Roy played a significant role for his team to secure a comfortable victory in the latest semi-final. Chasing down the 224 runs target against Australia, Roy played a superb innings of 85 runs off just 65 balls.
However, the right-handed batsman missed a deserving century due to the umpiring error. Feeling shocked on that decision, Roy was furious at the on-field umpires. Later, he has been fined 30% of his match fees. Further, he also received two demerit points.
Bayliss believes that Roy will put behind this moment quickly with better performances.
Bayliss claimed, “I think it shows the passion Jason has got for the game, and it is such a big game as well, when he was on the verge of scoring a hundred.
“He will learn from that and go on to bigger and better things, I am sure.”
The entire England cricket team members are only focusing on the upcoming CWC final.
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