World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss to take charge of IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad after he leaves England at the end of the Ashes
- Trevor Bayliss is England’s head coach and key behind stunning World Cup win
- Australian has been in role since 2015 but has long signalled intention to leave
- Bayliss will depart the England set-up following this summer’s Ashes series
- He will take charge of a Sunrisers side who boast Jonny Bairstow in their ranks
Trevor Bayliss will return to coaching at the Indian Premier League after attempting to regain the Ashes in his final assignment with England.
Bayliss, 56, has agreed a deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad for 2020 after making a clear in January 2018 that he would not extend his time as England coach beyond four years that conclude in September.
Australian Bayliss, who was head-hunted by Andrew Strauss back in 2015, has enjoyed an incredible run of success in the limited-overs side of the role in particular – England reached the World Twenty20 final in 2016 and went one better by claiming a maiden 50-over World Cup title at Lord’s last Sunday evening.
Trevor Bayliss, pictured with captain Eoin Morgan and the World Cup, will move to the IPL once his contract with England expires at the end of this summer’s Ashes series
But it was always his intention to move onto the Twenty20 circuit, having previously spent a four-year stint in charge of Sri Lanka.
Multiple moves were made for him by IPL franchises, and he is known to have received offers from Kolkata Knight Riders, the team he led to two titles earlier in his coaching career, and Rajasthan Royals, where Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer play, but opted for Hyderabad, where he will be reunited with Jonny Bairstow plus antipodean stars David Warner and Kane Williamson.
Bayliss is also open to taking on two other short-form coaching jobs at next year’s inaugural Hundred competition and the Big Bash League (which he won with Sydney Sixers eight years ago).
His immediate thoughts, however, will be on devising a strategy to wrest the urn back from Australia’s grasp over the final two months of his ECB contract.
The 2019 Ashes begins at Edgbaston on August 1, just five days after the historic Lord’s Test versus Ireland is scheduled to finish.
He replaces compatriot Tom Moody at the helm in Hyderabad; a sequence of five play-off finishes and a tournament win in 2016 not enough to earn Moody an eighth season in charge.
Bayliss has agreed to join Sunrisers Hyderabad next year following success with England
‘After very careful consideration, the Sunrisers franchise has decided to take a new direction with the head coaching role and will be parting ways with Tom Moody,’ read a statement from the organisation.
‘Trevor has already won 2 IPL trophies with Kolkata Knight Riders and has also won the Big Bash League with Sydney Sixers. He is a proven winner and we feel his successful track record will be ideal in taking Sunrisers forward.’
Ironically, although Pakistan’s South African-born coach Mickey Arthur leads the batch of overseas contenders to succeed Bayliss, the ECB did shortlist Moody for their own top job in the past and he may come into the reckoning once more.
However, England managing director Ashley Giles is understood to favour the appointment of an Englishman, meaning a promotion for Chris Silverwood remains the likeliest course of action.
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