Bayliss not changing style for new job
ENGLAND'S new coach, Trevor Bayliss, will spend four days bonding with his players at a training camp in Spain to prepare for the coming Ashes series.
The former New South Wales batsman has flown out of Sydney to take up his post in charge of England, and said he didn't plan to change the approach he had used with success while in charge of NSW, the Sydney Sixers and Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
"I'll just be doing things the way I normally do with any of the cricket teams I've been involved in, and hopefully that means England playing some good cricket," Bayliss told Fox Sports.
Bayliss wasn't interested in discussing Kevin Pietersen's omission from England's squad, saying: "He is a good batter but at this stage he is unavailable, so that's all I know."
Meanwhile, fast bowler Mitchell Starc said the Duke ball to be used during the Ashes was very close to the Kookaburra that was preferred in Australia, and the Aussie quicks had been getting it to swing consistently in the nets.
Starc, who took 10 wickets at an average of just 16 on the recent two-Test tour of the West Indies, has been rested from the four-day warm-up match against Kent that started last night.
"The ones we've been using the last three days (at training) certainly swings a lot more, and sometimes it can swing naturally for 80 overs," the left-armer said.
"It's quite nice to shine up as well.
"I love bowling with the 'Kooka', but the Duke sits in the hand quite nicely and when you know in the back of your mind that it's going to swing a lot, that definitely helps us out."