World Cup-winning England coach Trevor Bayliss has had his next career move confirmed with the announcement that he will take charge of the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad next year.
During his time with England, Bayliss oversaw a remarkable transformation in their limited overs fortunes with England reaching the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup, and winning the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Bayliss will bring to a close a successful four-year tenure with England this summer and replace fellow Australian Tom Moody with the Sunrisers.
The announcement was made via the team’s official Twitter account, which thanked the contributions of one-time IPL winner Tom Moody and listed the incoming Bayliss’ lengthy list of silverware attained.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) July 18, 2019
Smith underwent a “precautionary scan” of his neck that thankfully had not revealed any structural damage.
“I think it was important that we bounced back strongly after Edgbaston and I think we’ve certainly done that.”
Jofra Archer has changed the mood if not the scoreline.
Steve Smith out, Marnus Labuschagne in.
Woakes enjoyed Archer v Smith just as much as the rest of us.
The marquee might read England v Australia, but we all know it’s Steve Smith v Jofra Archer
Thankfully, Smith appears to have suffered no lasting damage.
Olly Stone has been ruled out of the rest of the season with a partial lower back stress fracture.
It’ll take a superb spell of bowling or a shambolic batting collapse for either side to win from here.
Click to see Steve Smith’s ‘cat on a hot tin roof’ impression.