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Trevor Bayliss named England cricket head coach

Australian Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the England cricket team's new head coach.

Trevor Bayliss, England's new head coach. Credit: England Cricket Board

Mr Bayliss, 52, succeeds Peter Moores who was sacked earlier this month following England's dismal World Cup.

One of Bayliss's first tasks will be to guide England through the upcoming Ashes series against his native Australia in July.

Bayliss, who has previously coached Sri Lanka, described his appointment as "an honour".