The Ashes 2019 Test series against Australia is head coach Trevor Bayliss’ last assignment at the position and he would want to end his tenure with a win in the fifth and final Test match. England lost the fourth Test match and with it Australia retained the Ashes Urn on the English soil after a huge gap of 18 years. Australia currently leads the five-match Test series 2-1.
Bayliss noted that England Test captain Joe Root is not the main man currently who has come under the pump. He also mentioned that there is no pressure on Root after the Manchester defeat. Root hasn’t either had much of success in the series with the bat. He has bagged three ducks in eight innings that includes two golden ducks.
"He's not come under question from anyone making any decisions. He's under no pressure at all," commented Trevor Bayliss.
"Everyone goes through periods where they don't score as many runs as they'd like. I think the Australian team have bowled pretty well to him, so we'll see how things go further down the line. From my point of view, he was our premier batter and the Australians always try and target the opposition captain. He's played well when he's got starts and I don't see too many problems," he added.
Stokes and Root are suited for the job
The head coach talked about Ben Stokes and Joe Root being in a good position to guide the team forward. He mentioned that these two players are in the best position and suited for the job of leading England’s future.
"But I think he's getting better all the time. And some of the guys he's got with him are going be important: people like Ben Stokes. Those two guys going forward are in a good position. Right now I can't see too many others that would suit the job. But those two together can take this team forward," Bayliss mentioned.