Trevor Bayliss: England name Australian as new head coach

Trevor Bayliss
Bayliss took Sri Lanka to the 2011 World Cup final, where they were beaten by India

Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the first Australian to coach England.

The 52-year-old New South Wales coach succeeds Peter Moores, whose second spell ended in a sacking in early May.

Bayliss led Sri Lanka from 2007-2011, took temporary charge of Australiaexternal-link for their Twenty20 series in South Africa in 2014 and has coached Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

"It's an honour to be appointed England coach," said Bayliss. "I firmly believe that the team has a bright future."

Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan on Bayliss
"He has a wealth of experience in coaching and has got a real know how in terms of Twenty20 and 50-over cricket. I think the Test format we have always been pretty good at but the one-day format has been a shemozzle for a while and he is the man to try and bring a new energy and direction for the team. I haven't heard anybody say anything bad about Trevor Bayliss."
Read more from Vaughan in Trevor Bayliss: All you need to know

Bayliss will take up his new role in June, in time for the start of the Ashes series against Australia which begins in July.

Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie had been one of several candidates for the job.

The Yorkshire coach had indicated he would take the role if offered it and met twice with England director of cricket Andrew Strauss.

Trevor Bayliss: Paul Farbrace on England's 'excellent' new coach

Paul Farbrace, who led England to victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's, will stay on as Bayliss's assistant coach, and remain in temporary charge for the second Test against the Kiwis which starts at Headingley on Friday.

Bayliss played in 58 first-class matches as a batsman for his native New South Wales but never represented Australia.

"What particularly excites me about the role is the chance to work with a very talented group of players, " he added.

"I'll be doing everything I can to help them realise their potential and achieve success on a consistent basis."

Trevor Bayliss's coaching honours
Sri Lanka: World Cup finalists (2011), World Twenty20 finalists (2009)
New South Wales (two spells): Sheffield Shield winners (2005, 2014)
Kolkata Knight Riders: Indian Premier League winners (2012, 2014)
Sydney Sixers: Big Bash League winners (2012), Champions League T20 winners (2012)

Strauss said: "Trevor has an outstanding record as coach, has global experience and is very highly regarded in the game.

"He has proved himself in both domestic and international cricket, has a strong reputation for man-management and has shown how to build winning teams in all three formats.

"His expertise in the shorter forms of the game will be vital as we build towards three major ICC events over the next four years; the World T20 in India in 2016 and the Champions Trophy and World Cup which will be staged in England and Wales in 2017 and 2019 respectively."

As well as coaching Kolkata to two IPL titles, Bayliss also won the Big Bash League and Champions League Twenty20 with the Sydney Sixers in 2012.

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew:
"The more you talk to people about him and the more you investigate his pedigree, the more excited you become about his appointment." Read more from Aggers

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