Ashley Giles Backs One Coach for All Formats After Trevor Bayliss Resigns
Trevor Bayliss with Joe Root. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto)

England director of Cricket Ashley Giles has confirmed that they will back only one coach for One Day Internationals, Test cricket and T20I version of the game. The English team’s current coach Trevor Bayliss will relinquish his duties after the completion of the upcoming home Ashes series against Australia.

In fact, there were talks that the head coach role could be split as the hectic International schedule puts an extra burden on one coach. However, the former England spinner Ashley Giles has reiterated that there would be only one man in command. Giles believes the consistency of communication is imperative in team management.

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Ashley Giles. Credit: Getty Images

England will have one-man in command.

I’m about 99.9 percent sure that I want one man to do that job in the future,” the former England spinner told BBC’s Test Match Special podcast.

“The last thing we want is a football-style mentality where a guy comes in, brings his whole backroom staff with him, and the whole structure falls apart.

“I think consistency of communication is really important.”

In fact, Peter Moores was the last English team coach who went on to guide the team in all three formats. Moores served as the chief coach between 2007 to 2009 and also from 2014 to 2015.

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Trevor Bayliss. Credit: Getty Images

England is favourites for the World Cup.

“We’ve had one lead English coach in 20 years, and he’s done it twice. It’s a pretty sorry state of affairs for our coach development department,” added Giles, who coached England’s limited-overs sides between 2012 and 2014.

England is currently locking horns with the Windies in the five-match ODI series. They had won the first One Day at Barbados by six wickets after Jason Roy and Joe Root scored brilliant centuries. However, England went on to lose the three-match Test series by 2-1.

On the other hand, England is considered as the red-hot favorites for the World Cup. They have played at the top of their game in the recent past. Furthermore, the home conditions will also assist the Eoin-Morgan led side.

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