Trevor Bayliss hails 'change of player attitude' as his proudest achievement as England coach
Trevor Bayliss was presented with a silver bat by ECB chairman Colin Graves after the 5th Ashes Test. (Getty Images)
- Trevor Bayliss' contract as the head coach of England came to an end after the Ashes
- Bayliss was appointed England's head coach after the team's dismal showing in World Cup 2015
- Bayliss led England to their first 50-over World Cup triumph
Trevor Bayliss, whose contract as the head coach of England came to an end after the Ashes, said that his time in charge will be remembered for the change of attitude in England's white-ball cricket which led to their maiden World Cup win at Lord's.
Bayliss was appointed England's head coach in 2015 after the team's dismal showing in that year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and helped the team oversee a massive overhaul in the limited-overs format.
England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the final Ashes Test at The Oval to level the series 2-2 and see Bayliss' time at the helm end on a high.
"A change of attitude [was required]," Bayliss told Sky Sports at the end of the Oval Test. "A change of the way we played the game. Looking back to the 2015 World Cup, England probably played the game in a little bit of an old-fashioned way, and [my role] was about bringing in players that were more attuned to playing the more modern style of game.
"But it was about attitude as well, about the knowledge that whoever won that World Cup was going to have to play some bold cricket, and we stuck to our guns through those four years, and through some tough periods as well.
"That allowed us to have some tough conversations with the boys, but they stuck to what they believed in and in the way they played, even though over a period of time they learned how to adapt to situations."
England Cricket's official Twitter handle shared the pictures and captioned the post as "Thank you, Trevor! Emotional goodbye for our coach in the dressing room after his final match in charge".
Thank you Trevor! An emotional goodbye for our coach in the dressing room after his final match in charge pic.twitter.com/hkYXJmIQR1England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 15, 2019
Bayliss led England to their first 50-over World Cup triumph and under him, the team also managed to reach the finals of the 2016 T20 World Cup.