Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas has lauded England’s selection of Trevor Bayliss as their new coach but believes they will still find it ‘tough’ to beat Australia in the upcoming Ashes series.
Vaas, who retired from international cricket in 2009, claimed a combined 755 wickets in Tests and One Day Internationals, and has played two years under Bayliss when he coached Sri Lanka from 2007-2011.
Vaas said that it was a great thing for England to have Bayliss as coach, adding that most of the players benefited when he was coached by the former Australian cricketer.
Vaas believes that Bayliss would do a good job for England as he knows how to get the best out of players, News.com.au reported.
England endured a humiliating 5-0 whitewash in the last Ashes series in Australia and will try to seek revenge in the upcoming series.
However, the Sri Lankan great said that it is still going to be very tough for Alastair Cook’s team as Australia are very tough and always give 100 per cent. (ANI)