Bayliss: I’m looking forward to the Ashes


New England coach Trevor Bayliss says he is eager to start work and looking forward to the Ashes series against Australia, which starts on 8 July in Cardiff.

Bayliss, an Australian, was appointed by ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss after England had a disastrous world cup campaign and that saw the sacking of Peter Moores.

Since the announcement that Bayliss was taking over the reins, the Three Lions have transformed under caretaker coach Paul Farbrace winning a thrilling ODI series, full of runs and records, against New Zealand.

On the recent results, Bayliss said: "It's been quite an exciting series against New Zealand in the Tests and one-dayers. England have got some new players with plenty of skill and enthusiasm.

"It sounds like they are in a good place and enjoying themselves which is the main thing."

Turning his attention to the upcoming Ashes, Bayliss knows his countrymen will provide a tough test in his first series at the helm.

Bayliss said: "I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully there'll be two good teams playing good cricket and that's a win win for the game of cricket.

"I'm confident of the team putting up a good show and if they play good cricket they'll have a chance of winning."