After Trevor Bayliss’ final Game as England head coach he spoke to Sky Sports Regarding the Ashes, the World Cup Closing and the Abilities of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer…
On the talents of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes
“Ben is the own best success. Trainers can lead players or teams but in the long run it is up to those players to grasp the situation and improve. Ben on and off the field has increased unbelievably.
“It is a delicate one with Jofra Archer because he will obviously be in every team and I think perhaps in Test cricket. I understand Joe Root depended on him for longer spells in this string but going forward I think that it might be about shorter spells of five or four overs.”
On winning the Oval Exam and drawing on on the Ashes series
“It was a wonderful effort to draw the string, not being able to win the Ashes, but there was pride on the line for the boys and Test Championship points. Level the string up and to finish off that I think we showed a great deal of personality.
“2-2 has been a reasonable score. Both groups had their chances. We certainly didn’t play and we’d have liked to.”
On his moment of the Summertime
“The cherry on top for this particular show has been winning the World Cup and there were a good deal of memories created.
On what needed when he took over the white-ball team of England changing
“A change of attitude and a reversal of how we played the match. Looking back into the 2015 World Cup England likely played just a bit old-fashioned to the game.
“It was about really bringing in players more conducive to playing the modern kind of game. Whoever went to win that World Cup went to require a attitude and then we stuck in certain hard periods, even throughout the four years.
“It allowed us to have some tough conversations with all the boys but they adhered to what they thought in and over time that they also learned to adapt.”
On what he had been feeling during a World Cup closing
“When it was happening, you are as nervous as anyone. I don’t think up on the balcony we’ve realised or I realised what a wonderful game.
“When you’re involved in the game and you are attempting to work out exactly what you might be in a position to perform and precisely what we should or might do. It wasn’t until everything settled down along with the messages came flooding in that the realisation came from exactly what the boys had achieved.”
On planning for a House World Cup and also Ashes series in 2019
“For each of the coaching staff it has been a very long summer. We knew it was going to be more hard but with now been I’m unsure we realised it would be. It had been tough and we had been so near both decorations but we will take you.”
On whether England should have one mind coach or different red-ball and coaches that are white-ball
“It is a difficult one of if you’ve got one or two coaches. If you have two coaches how do they work?
“Ashley Giles will likely go with one trainer and head coach requires a little more time off from the game which will also allow the assistant coaches experiences at the helm. In a few years time you then have a few more homegrown Englishmen candidates to choose from as the next head coach.”