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England arrive in Bangladesh sans Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss is expected to join the squad in Bangladesh on Sunday
Trevor Bayliss is expected to join the squad in Bangladesh on Sunday
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The England team reached Bangladesh for their upcoming tour but there was a minor setback as the head coach Trevor Bayliss was stuck in Australia due to a visa problem.

England arrived on Friday evening but Bayliss is not expected to reach at least until Sunday according to a report in The Telegraph.

The director of England Cricket, Andrew Strauss feels that it is a good sign to see the players in a positive frame of mind after the earlier concerns regarding security.

“It was a long journey to get here, both physically and metaphorically,” Strauss said.

“Quite rightly the players had concerns over security and Reg Dickason has done a fantastic job allaying those fears and those concerns.

“It was just great to see the guys in a positive frame of mind when they met up at the airport.

“Once the decision’s made I think you get to the stage where you leave it to the people who are looking after that sort of stuff to do that and your concern as a player is about preparing yourself properly and making sure, come the start of the one-day series, you’re ready to go.

“That’s the impression I’ve been given so far from the players and it’s certainly the experience I went through in India in 2008.”

Strauss, who has also arrived in Bangladesh with the team was in a similar situation when England decided to tour India post the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

England will be led by Jos Buttler in the One-Day International series of the Bangladesh tour after Eoin Morgan decided to skip the tour due to the security concerns as did opening batsman Alex Hales.

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