Farbrace ideal T20 coach for England, says Bayliss

England head-coach Trevor Bayliss reckons his assistant Paul Farbrace would be ideal to take over the Twenty20 side.

"If that’s a possibility down the line, so be it. We work pretty closely together anyway," Bayliss said about the prospect of Farbrace taking over England's T20 side.   -  GETTY IMAGES

England head-coach Trevor Bayliss reckons his assistant Paul Farbrace would be ideal to take over the Twenty20 side.

Bayliss, who confirmed last month that he will quit beyond the end of his deal in summer 2019, told The Guardian, “Obviously, Paul Farbrace, I think, would do a grand job. If that’s a possibility down the line, so be it. We work pretty closely together anyway."

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“When I was a number two, years ago, a bloke said to me the role of the number two is to make the number one look good. I think he’s done a good job in that respect," he added.

However, the final call lies with the board and Bayliss is happy to stay put until his contract is up. “That will obviously be a discussion with higher levels, with Andrew Strauss [the director of England cricket] and people like that,” he concluded.