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Trevor Bayliss aiming for success in 2016 World Twenty20

Trevor Bayliss aiming for success in 2016 World Twenty20
With their newly adopted positive approach, Trevor Bayliss believes England can win the 2016 World T20 tournament in India.
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England coach Trevor Bayliss is aiming at a victory in the upcoming 2016 World Twenty20 after the success in the recently concluded One-Day International series against Pakistan.

After a disastrous campaign in the 2015 World Cup, England have improved by leaps and bounds by changing their approach to the game.

With ODI series wins against New Zealand and Pakistan along with a closely contested campaign against Australia, England have surely made the right moves in the limited overs format.

The ODI series against Pakistan was highlighted by a good batting performance, especially from the top order, with nearly every batsman contributing at one point or the other.

Hailing the team for a superlative performance against Pakistan in the ODIs, Bayliss reckons that the results are due to the team enjoying their cricket.

"They're enjoying their cricket.

“They're enjoying each other's company and each other's success - and it's showing out on the field.

"There's been some fantastic innings in this series.

"Root and (James) Taylor have also done extremely well - everyone in the top six has contributed more than once.
"So too have the bowlers, and it's added up to a fine performance."

With three T20 Internationals coming up against Pakistan, Bayliss is hoping that the team can carry forward the confidence of the ODI series victory and build towards the mega-event in India next year.

"It's great to win away from home, especially on the sub-continent against a team like Pakistan who are playing in conditions they know very well.

"They should have a lot of confidence from the way they've played, going into the three Twenty20 matches - knowing they can play in these conditions against this quality of opposition.

"It's another step on the way to that World Cup in March and April."

Bayliss further hinted that the players who did get to take part in the ODI series will get a chance to prove their mettle in the T20I series against Pakistan.

"We want to play this Twenty20 series and win that as well as we possibly can, but it's also a bit of a testing ground.

"We've got a few players that haven't been involved in this series that could get a run in the Twenty20 series."

England have had a poor record in ICC tournaments with the 2010 T20 World Cup being their only major trophy till date.

Bayliss admitted that the team’s primary goal is a victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup but also knows that England have a lot of hard work to do in the meantime.

"Our goal is obviously a World Cup in four years' time, but there's no use thinking about that right now.

"We've got a lot of hard work to do between now and then.

"Yes, it's good to win matches and series like we did, but we can't rest on our laurels."

The three-match T20I series between England and Pakistan will be played between 26th and 30th November in the United Arab Emirates.

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