‘England hope to tap into Bayliss’ knowledge of Oz’
England fast bowler Stuart Broad believes he and his compatriots can tap into the vast bank of knowledge that coach Trevor Bayliss possesses on their rivals Australia during the Ashes series.
A 14-man England squad will jet off to Spain with their support staff - including Bayliss - on June 27 for a four-day camp, and Broad believes the Australian in their ranks will offer insights into players he has coached previously.
As head coach of Australian domestic sides New South Wales Blues, Sydney Sixers and IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, the 52-year-old mentor has had a host of Australians under his supervision, including premier batsman Steven Smith.
“He is a very experienced coach. He’s worked a lot in Australia. He’s coached the likes of Steven Smith, who I think was his captain at the Sydney Sixers, so he’ll know the inside and outs of those players,” Broad said. Bayliss also took the reins of Australia’s T20 side on a stop-gap basis earlier.