Trevor Bayliss has been appointed interim head coach of London Spirit males’s staff for this season’s Hundred following Shane Warne.
Bayliss takes on the function for an preliminary one-year interval forward of draft picks for the 100-ball event, to be introduced afterward Tuesday.
Warne, who died aged 52 on March 4, was head coach of Spirit’s males’s facet for the inaugural 12 months of the competitors in 2021.
Fellow Australian Bayliss will probably be reunited with Spirit captain Eoin Morgan after the pair led England to World Cup glory in 2019.
“It’s clearly very bittersweet to take the function, given the circumstances,” the 59-year-old mentioned.
“It’s an honour to try to construct on the work Warnie began. The facet knew what he and Eoin have been making an attempt to construct and I hope we are able to try this this 12 months.”
Spirit completed backside final 12 months, that means they’ve first choose on this 12 months’s draft. The draft was going down behind closed doorways on Monday earlier than the picks are revealed on Tuesday.
Bayliss coached Sydney Sixers to the inaugural Massive Bash title in 2011-12, in addition to profitable the IPL twice with Kolkata Knight Riders.
After stepping down from England, he has coached Sunrisers Hyderabad within the IPL and Sydney Thunder within the Massive Bash. He additionally beforehand coached the Sri Lanka males’s nationwide facet between 2007 and 2011.
Bayliss was awarded an OBE within the 2020 New Yr Honours for his providers to cricket after England defeated New Zealand within the unforgettable 2019 World Cup remaining at Lord’s.
Spirit staff supervisor Fraser Stewart mentioned: “It is a scenario none of us ever needed to be in and all of our ideas stay with Shane’s household and what’s such a heart-breaking time.
“We have been so fortunate to work with Shane final 12 months and we hope that the staff will play in a method that he would have been happy with this summer season.
“Trevor and Eoin are utterly dedicated to that and we hope they may give our followers a motive to smile.”
Spirit’s squad already contains Morgan, Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell and England internationals Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence and Mark Wooden.