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After Ashes setback, Trevor Bayliss is set to resign as England coach

England's recent Ashes defeat has continued the team's poor run of form away from home in Tests since beating South Africa in 2015-16.
India TV Sports Desk
Edited by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi January 09, 2018 23:04 IST

Following a 4-0 defeat in Ashes, England head coach Trevor Bayliss confirmed that he will step down as the team's coach when his current contract expires after the 2019 English season.

According to reports, Bayliss made it clear to England Cricket Board (ECB) director Andrew Strauss, a year ago, that he would not be seeking an extension regardless of the results.

"I told Andrew Strauss probably 12 months ago that September 2019 I'm contracted to and that would see me out," Bayliss said.

"I've never been anywhere any more than four or five years. Whether you're going well or not I've always felt that round about that four-year mark is time to change. A new voice, a slightly different approach slightly reinvigorates things. So I passed that on him 12 months ago," he added.

England's recent Ashes defeat has continued the team's poor run of form away from home in Tests since beating South Africa in 2015-16.

They team drew 1-1 in Bangladesh, lost 4-0 to India before the Ashes defeat in Australia.

However, Bayliss has overseen a dramatic improvement in England's one day record, with the team having reached the final of the World T20 and semi-final of the Champions Trophy under his watch.

England will now play New Zealand in March for two Test matches.

(With ANI inputs)

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