Bayliss: England’s future is bright after Ashes success


England coach Trevor Bayliss feels the future of English cricket is healthy after they celebrated winning back the Ashes urn on Sunday.

Even though they lost the fifth and final Test against Australia at the Oval, England still won back the Ashes after taking an unassailable three-one lead after winning the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.

Bayliss, an Australian who only took over the Three Lions' coaching job before the Ashes series, says the younger England players can only improve with more games.

A former Sri Lanka coach, Bayliss said: "It's been a fantastic three wins. We didn't play very well in two matches so we've got some hard work to do but tonight we'll enjoy this moment.

"I'd hate for it to have gone to a sixth match, it might have been 3-3. Over the next few years just imagine some of these talented young players with 40, 50 Tests…

"I know the Australian team will be very disappointed with the way they've played in three of the matches but we're disappointed with the way we played in two.

"It's a bit of a gentle reminder that the job's not done. Going forward for this group of young players, if you have a look at the team, especially from a batting point of view, it's very young and inexperienced."