Assistant Farbrace to take charge of England for T20 games

Paul Farbrace has been handed the opportunity to lead England into their Twenty20 internationals in Trevor Bayliss' absence.

England coach Trevor Bayliss   -  Getty Images

England head coach Trevor Bayliss will focus his attention on talent scouting as assistant Paul Farbrace takes charge for the upcoming Twenty20 fixtures.

England have T20 matches against Australia and India - the latter in a three-game series - in the coming weeks, but Bayliss will be absent.

Farbrace will step into the breach as the head coach diverts his attention to looking at individuals outside the squad.

Bayliss plans to watch England Lions in action against India A and West Indies A, while also taking in the Royal London One Day Cup final - between Hampshire and Kent - as well as some county cricket.

The Australian head coach will return to his role in time for England's first ODI against India, which takes place at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 12.

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