Cricket NSW and the Sydney Sixers congratulate highly decorated NSW Blues coach Trevor Bayliss on his appointment as coach of England.
An attacking middle order batsman and fine cover fielder, Bayliss became a NSW development officer and second XI coach following his retirement.
He took over as head coach in 2004-05, winning the Sheffield Shield during his first season at the helm and following up next season with the domestic limited overs title.
Bayliss was appointed coach of Sri Lanka in 2007, taking the team to the 2009 World T20 final and 2011 World Cup final.
Sri Lanka also gained its highest Test ranking under Bayliss, rising to number two after 10 successive Tests without a loss.
He returned to coach the Sydney Sixers in their inaugural season, 2011-12, winning the BBL title against favourites the Scorchers in Perth.
Kolkata Knight Riders were 2012 and 2014 champions under Bayliss and on returning as NSW coach he guided the Blues to the 2013-14 Sheffield Shield.
As stand-in Australian coach last November Bayliss took the national side to a 2-1 T20 series victory over South Africa while the Test side was in the UAE.
Cricket NSW CEO Andrew Jones congratulated Bayliss on his appointment as England coach.
“Trevor has been an outstanding coach for NSW and internationally,” Jones said.
“He has a wonderful ability to get the best out of sides with his firm but low key approach. And his attacking attitude as a batsman develops a belief in proactive and entertaining players and teams.
“His appointment as England coach is another feather in the cap for NSW cricket, which continues to produce players and coaches of outstanding quality.
“The highly anticipated Ashes series will now have an extra dimension, with Trevor coming up against nine NSW players he helped mentor who make up the bulk of Australia’s squad.
“Trevor has made an outstanding contribution to NSW cricket and goes with our blessing.”
“We will advertise the Head Coach roles for the Blues and Sixers immediately and expect worldwide interest.”
First class career 1985-86 to 92-93:
58 matches for NSW, 3060 runs @ 35.58, 5 hundreds
NSW — Won 2004-05 and 2013-14 Sheffield Shield titles
Won 2005-06 domestic one-day title
Sydney Sixers — BBL 01 Champions
Sri Lanka — 2007-11,
T20I – Won 18, lost 13. Took SL to 2009 World T20 final
ODI – Won 51, lost 36. Took SL to 2011 World Cup final
Tests – Won 11, drew 10, lost 7. Lifted SL to highest Test ranking, second
Kolkata Knight Riders — won IPL in 2012 and 2014
Australia — won T20I series against South Africa 2014