Head coach Trevor Bayliss admits England’s top three is up in the air heading into an Ashes summer and is no closer to finding a first-choice Test XI than he was four years ago.
West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four games of the one-day series against England after accepting a code of conduct charge relating to an exchange with Joe Root during the third Test.
The inquest is under way after England lost their Test series in the West Indies with a match to spare.
Trevor Bayliss admits England’s Test side is suffering from lack of competition for places, a dearth of top-order specialists and a “muddled” mindset.
England will ponder changes “in a number of positions” following their first Test thrashing in Barbados, with head coach Trevor Bayliss admitting opener Keaton Jennings is increasingly vulnerable.
Trevor Bayliss cannot imagine anything bigger for English cricket than a World Cup and Ashes double this summer and is confident everything is in place to make the dream a reality.
Ben Stokes has been lauded for his “exemplary” conduct by England head coach Trevor Bayliss, who believes the all-rounder has learned a lot during a difficult year.