Jos Buttler credits Trevor Bayliss with resurgence of England's one-day game


England have not won an away Test in 11 matches and will next face New Zealand twice in March.

By contrast, Australia was knocked out in the group stage of the Champions Trophy - though they were not helped by rain - and have lost (21) almost as many ODIs as they have won (26) in the past two years.

"I guess, at the end of the day, everybody knows where they stand, and it gives England almost two years to find a replacement".

Although Bayliss led England to an Ashes series victory in 2015, recent Test results have been disappointing.

"Liam has been a player that we have been impressed with for quite some time, having performed well in the county system with Lancashire and over the past couple of years with the England Lions", National Selector James Whitaker said in an England and Wales Cricket Board statement on Wednesday.

"They are aware that it's about performance and scoring enough runs". It would not be the first time England have approached a New Zealand tour with calls for experimentation, but a challenging Kiwi attack lies in wait.

Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan, who lifted the urn in 2005, agreed that England had been second best throughout but took solace from their fighting spirit, which he believes was lacking when the side were whitewashed 5-0 in 2013/14. Vince made attractive starts before falling to predictable modes of dismissal while Stoneman went from battling to embattled.

Of course the crowd would love to see their team win each time Australia and England lock horns.

Only England Cricket could find a way to make their Ashes humiliation worse.

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The Test captain is not expected to play in England's warm-up match against a youthful Cricket Australia XI on Thursday, but team officials say he's now recovering well enough to take his place for Sunday's game.

"Some of the off-field stuff at the start of the tour was as tough as I've experienced", said the former Sri Lanka coach.

It means he will be in charge for next year's home World Cup and Ashes - but will not take the team Down Under for the 2021-22 series.

PAUL FARBRACE - BAYLISS' No 2 - but England may want a clean break.

Of the inexperienced members of England's batting line-up in Australia, Dawid Malan scored a maiden Test century and ended the series as England's leading runscorer.

"You could do without it, but I think the penny has finally dropped with the boys that we are in a different environment nowadays".

"That frustrates him more than any of us so it's obviously something he's got to work on". Personally, I love Test cricket more than white ball cricket, I'm more of a traditionalist.

The trouble is, this transformation has come during a time of profound stasis in the Test side, and the sense of a side making the same mistakes on loop, and only becoming more dependent on the same old players.