Bayliss: We have the players to win WT20


England coach Trevor Bayliss is convinced he has the right players to win the World Twenty20 in March, though knows that getting past the Asian sides in their home conditions will be tough.

The tournament will be played in India, and while many of his players have experience there, the Australian coach knows that they'll be playing the sub-continent sides at their own game.

Bayliss told "It’s going to be difficult and we'll have to play some good cricket.

"There are some very good teams around the world – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka will be difficult to beat in those conditions.

"We played some very good cricket against Pakistan in the UAE on those types of wickets.

"If we can get off to a good start and play some good cricket and get on a roll then there’s no reason why we can't (win the tournament)."

Bayliss was asked which players he considered his match-winners, and he struggled to pick just one or two, saying the likes of all-rounder Ben Stokes, and spinner Adil Rashid, would do well, but that it would require a team effort.

The Australian continued: "It’s hard to go past guys like Root and Stokes I suppose, but we've got some other good performers in the team as well.

"Morgan is our captain and our most experienced player, he’s played a number of times in India during the IPL.

"We've got some good, young and exciting players right through the group.

"Rashid with the experience he’s got during the Big Bash and playing in India where it might be more conducive to spin bowling. I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do there as well.

"I wouldn't just say it’s a one-out team. Our performances over the last six to nine months have been very much team orientated and I don't think that'll change."

One player Bayliss admitted to knowing little about was spinner Liam Dawson, a surprise inclusion, even for the coach, it seems: " To be honest I haven't actually seen him play a match at this stage.

"I've watched him a few times at practice and certainly personality-wise he’s got something about him. He bats, bowls and fields – an all-round package.

"It’s exciting to watch a young player get his opportunity and we'll have to wait and see whether he plays in India.

"He can be a back-up to our two main spinners and if the wickets are really turning then we might decide to play three at some stage. I'm very happy for him and wish him all the best."