Bayliss makes his point to keep T20 International fresh

ngland coach, Trevor Bayliss desires international cricketers to remain fresh but decision makers have something more in mind. They are more focused on income rather than careers – T20 internationals will stay.

From somewhere deep on never-ending tour of England, Bayliss has been musing over T20 cricket. His comment may lack coherence out of context. On one side he told that T20 internationals must be abolished except for some window during and before the T20 tournament, the next of the same is scheduled in 2020 for Australia. According to him, T20 must be the territory of several franchises across the world.

A few days later, Bayliss suggested that England might have T20 coach who is specialized as he tosses the name of Paul Farbrace, a position which would have mild workload if the cricket accepted his opinion that T20s should go at international level. Actually, the idea of Bayliss of a different coach may be a tacit feeling that his vision of international T20 won’t be accepted by the employers.

Bayliss is focused on keeping coaches and international cricketers fresh in an epic battle with greater chances to extend their careers. The decision-makers are more behind their profits. His comments show the volatility of times and fact that he is not working with his superiors on this matter. Last week, the Wales Cricket Board and England announced six T20s every year from 2020 to 2024, apart from six Test matches and six ODIs.  It won’t miss out on simple paydays, which is also common by its focus to have two T20 tournaments in 2020.

The existing volatility is felt by the outlook of players. A professional quality cricketer hasn’t had other choices in front of him. Often known as trailblazer, Adil Rashid, announced that he wants to play only white ball cricket. In the County Championship, he won’t play for Yorkshire and he has called time on Test. Eoin Morgan has never announced that but what he has been doing for up to 3 years. He has not played red ball cricket since 2015.

He is probably the best choice for Rashid but some were left with heavy heart by it. He must be a force with red ball and arms are there but he has reduced his losses. He is better in bowling in white ball cricket. It is easier to make living despite reverse sweeps and heavy bats.

There are other cricketers in England who have yet to announce officially like Rashid, who turned de facto cricketer in white ball cricket. There is Jos Buttler who can play all formats but he no longer has any space in his schedule for one-day cricket. David Willey will go the same way, though he is less effective for longer format.

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