Bayliss hails Root’s new England but admits third spot still up for grabs | Vic Marks

Coach feels that younger players can be the start of a better time for England and defend’s his side’s bold style of play

It could not have gone much better and even Trevor Bayliss, who is no gusher, was happy to acknowledge that. “There is a feel that this is the beginning of Joe Root’s team,” he said just before the tour party headed back to Colombo for one night. “There are some new, younger players coming into the team and around the squad and it just has that feel that this can be the start of a better time.”

If England win this series they will rise to second in the ICC’s Test rankings, not necessarily a reason to seek out the bunting but a sign of progress.

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