England head coach Trevor Bayliss wants T20s to be removed from international calendar

Trevor Bayliss wants a cap on T20Is
Trevor Bayliss wants a cap on T20Is
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England coach Trevor Bayliss insisted that Twenty20 games outside of the World Cup should be scrapped from the international calendar.

The comments from the 55-year-old came following England's failure to reach the final of the Trans-Tasman tri-series despite a close two-run win over New Zealand in the final league encounter against New Zealand.

England's Adil Rashid has already turned down the red ball offer from his County Club Yorkshire while David Willey said last week that more cricketers might head that way considering the amount of cricket being played.

Endorsing the idea of separate coaches for T20Is and the other two formats, the former Australian coach believes playing T20Is six months before the World Cup will be ideal, though the 55-year-old had no objections to the T20 Leagues played around the world.

"I haven't changed my opinion - I wouldn't play T20 international cricket," Bayliss told Sky Sports.

"If you want to play a World Cup every four years or so then maybe get the international teams to play six months before but I'd just let the franchises play.

"I think [separate T20 coaches] is definitely the way it's heading if we continue to put in so many games. There will be a blow out with coaches."

Australia headed into the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series after playing two months of Big Bash League and the selectors rewarded the top performers of the tournament a selection in the national squad and it proved beneficial with the likes of Chris Lynn, D'Arcy Short and Billy Stanlake making an impact in their team's unbeaten run.

"It is quite obvious that [Australia's] players have all come out of two months of T20 cricket, whereas both New Zealand and England have been playing other forms or, as is the case for some of our guys, sitting at home," said Bayliss.

"That was quite evident in the way that they played - they were up to speed with the T20 game.

"[Adil] was out of the Test team and wants to concentrate on his white-ball cricket. I think there will be more of those players - it's just the nature of the beast and the way world cricket is going.

"In swimming you have a 1500m specialist and a 100m specialist. It's the way it seems to be heading - only the best players are able to play in all three formats so if some guys want to concentrate on one form, so be it."

England will now face New Zealand in a five-match ODI series that will be followed by two Tests.

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