England’s World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss is leaving the Three Lions and will now take charge of the Sydney Thunder for the next three seasons of the Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL).
Bayliss, 58, had led England to the ODI Cricket World Cup at Lord’s in 2019. In IPL, he had twice helped the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lift the trophy.
In BBL, he had led the Sydney Sixers to the title in the inaugural season of the BBL a decade ago.
“It’s great to be home and involved in New South Wales cricket,” Bayliss said.
“The Thunder have done well over the last few years… Hopefully we can go one or two steps further this summer,” he added.
Bayliss, also the current head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), will take over from New Zealander Shane Bond, who had stepped down in April due to personal reasons.
Meanwhile, another BBL franchise Melbourne Renegades signed David Saker as the new coach. Saker was previously fast bowling coach with Australia, England and Sri Lanka.