David Saker, the former English and Australian bowling coach, said he would like to replace Trevor Bayliss as head coach of England.
Saker, who was England’s bowling coach from 2010 to 2015, announced his interest in Ashey Giles, England’s cricket director. During his tenure at the team previously under the then head coach Andy Flower Saker had played a key role in the triumphs in 2010/11 and 2013 in England.
“I’d like to do it, but I know many people will be putting their hands up,” Saker said on the Stumped podcast on the BBC World Service. “I sent some text messages to Ashley, which would be great if you even considered doing that job.”
The 53-year-old also praised Trevor Bayliss, the current head coach, who played a key role in England’s first World Cup triumph. “Obviously, Trevor did a great job focusing heavily on cricket with white balls, especially on one-day cricket, and winning the World Cup was unbelievable, would be great.”
After coaching Victoria to the Sheffield Shield title in 2015-2016, the former first-class cricketer acted as Australian bowling coach from 2016 to 2019. During this time, the episode of ball manipulation took place in Cape Town. Saker hoped that the event would not be considered for his application.
“I’m sure people would ask these questions,” he said. “As already well documented, none of the coaches had a great idea of what was happening on the ground at that time, I just hope it does not go against me, but if that’s the case, it’s a bit difficult. ” Shame.”
Saker is currently the fast-bowling coach of the US national cricket team.
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