England Coach Trevor Bayliss Reckons International T20s Should Be Canned

"Just let the franchises play"

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England coach Trevor Bayliss has called for an end to international T20 matches after the Poms' narrow win over New Zealand last night.

England got over the line by two runs, but it wasn’t enough to secure a berth in the competition’s final against the Aussies.

Speaking after their only win of the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series, Bayliss said too much T20 might kill the golden goose.

“I haven’t changed my opinion on it. I wouldn’t play T20 internationals,” Bayliss said to Sky Sports.

“I’d just let the franchises play. If we continue putting on so many games there’ll be a certain amount of blowout, not just players but coaches as well.

“If you want to play a World Cup every four years or whatever it is, maybe six months before you get the international teams and let them play some T20 internationals.”

Skipper Eoin Morgan gave no excuses when discussing the state of his team.

“We had absolutely no right to be in the final,” he said.

“We played terribly so far in the tri-series. We played well today, did enough to win but not enough to go through … that has been the story of the trip.

“There was nothing in the first two games of our batting that suggested we were going to post a competitive score.

“That has let us down because batting is normally our strength.”

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