Trevor Bayliss Suggests To Abandon International T20 Games
By CricShots - Feb 19, 2018 6:35 am
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England’s head coach Trevor Bayliss has suggested that the International T20 games should be ended. After England’s win over New Zealand in the Trans-Tasman Tri T20I series, Bayliss said, “Look, I haven’t changed my opinion on it. I wouldn’t play T20 Internationals. I’d just let the franchises play. If we continue putting on so many games there’ll be a certain amount of blowout, not just players but coaches as well.”

Trevor Bayliss giving crucial suggestions to players

Bayliss’ comments come on the sidelines of a debate that was induced by Adil Rashid choosing to lay off his first-class career for a year and signing a limited-overs only contract with Yorkshire. Talking to Sky Sports, Trevor said, “If you want to play a World Cup every four years or whatever it is, maybe six months before you get the international teams and let them play some T20 internationals.”

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The English coach is not a fan of T20 cricket having earlier acknowledged that he had persuaded England Test skipper Joe Root to sit out of the T20I Tri-Series after the Ashes. He also indicated that he might be influencing Root, who is ranked ninth in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen, to give up the shortest format of the game completely so as to help him concentrate the next Ashes series coming up in 2021/22.

Jos Buttler

Adil Rashid’s decision is seen as indicative of cricketers’ choice of T20 cricket over the longer formats of the game, particularly Test cricket. England’s ODI batsman Jos Buttler also stated that T20Is could become the only format being played due to the success that the shortest format of the game has enjoyed at international and domestic franchise level and a sudden decrease in the crowds for Test cricket.

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Butler also acknowledged the fact that it would be sad as T20 cricket would never put a player through situations that a player needs to face in a five-day match but, at the same time, cricketers have to maximize their opportunities in the relatively short career-span that they have.