Coach Trevor Bayliss admits to ‘stern chat’ after England’s struggles against Ireland

Coach Trevor Bayliss admits to ‘stern chat’ after England’s struggles against Ireland

He carried a side strain throughout the World Cup but reported fit after a brief holiday in his native Barbados, with Archer returning to action for Sussex on Friday, where he took 2-21 in a tied Twenty20 Blast match with Surrey. We speak about that a lot, having a plan for any situation you find yourself in and being clear with your thoughts.

England selectors were clearly cautious, picking the 29-year-old for 84 ODIs before sending him out in whites for the first time against Ireland last week.

Meanwhile, Bayliss accepts the Test side's top order has been their Achilles heel "for the last six or seven years" as he looks to World Cup victor Jason Roy to make a success of the position during the Ashes. He amassed 443 runs from 7 innings at an average of 63.29.

"We'll see how Roy goes in Test cricket".

"If England can win the Ashes it would be the flawless way to see things home and I see no reason why they can't do that with a great bowling attack, strong middle-order and hopefully the top order can fire".

Archer, 24, who only became England qualified earlier this year, could now make his Test debut when the first of a five-match series starts at Edgbaston on August 1.

The trio is already the subject of much conjecture regarding their tentative place in the side amid a broader search for England's next great opener following Alastair Cook's retirement. "Class player", quoted Hazlewood, as saying.

"I think my red-ball record is better than my white-ball record, so I just can't wait to get the opportunity". He found the ball swung and seamed around and the wickets were a lot different to a one-day wicket.

"I was talking to Joe Burns the other day, I said if I have a big lunch maybe you can go out and bowl the first couple of overs after lunch if I'm a bit full?" He made just five in the first innings but scored 72 at number three in the second. It's hard to bat five at a level below and then open in Test cricket.

"Yeah, I watched a little bit - I always love seeing wickets instead of runs", he said. He does play a few shots but nothing out of the ordinary. "If you're not on your game the runs can pile on and vice-versa".

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