Two of the best Australian coaches have returned to BBL. Travis Bayliss becomes the head coach of Sydney Thunder, while David Saker is appointed as the head coach of Renegades. It’s great to see these coaches back. Hopefully, we can expect that these two teams will do great in the upcoming tournaments.
This article will discuss,
- The comeback of the two most popular coaches Trevor Bayliss and David Saker
- Details about both the coaches
- Thunder announced Trevor Bayliss as the head coach replacing Shane Bond
- Melbourne Renegades appointed David Saker as its head coach
Earlier, both of these coaches have been the head coaches of BBL. Bayliss mentored Sydney Sixers from 2011 to 2015, whereas David coached Renegades for just one year, 2015-16.
In the past, Travis Bayliss has led England to the 2019 World Cup. Under his coaching, Sixers won the inaugural BBL season, claimed two IPL titles with Kolkata Knight. He played for New South Wales between the years 1985-1997. After that, he coached England (2015-2018) and Sri Lanka between the years (2007-2011).
We are optimistic for Thunder this year. It would be interesting to see how things would turn out after returning to coach Thunder and Renegades.
The 58 years old coach, Trevor Bayliss, said that it is great to be involved in New South Wales cricket. The Thunder has done well over the last few years. In fact, it was the primary reason for Thunder’s popularity in the majority of cricket betting sites. Bayliss expects to move one or two steps further this summer. He aims to win maximum matches and compete in the final.
Melbourne Renegades decided to make Saker the head coach after the team did horrible in the past two seasons with merely seven wins in two matches. And this goes without saying, now is the most critical time for Renegades recovery.
Last week, Thunder announced that Bayliss would lead the team for three seasons, while David Saker would coach Renegades for two seasons.
Michael Klinger, head of Cricket NSW male cricket, spoke about the appointment right after the big announcement.
Klinger said that his experience as a T20 and International coach would make a difference for the club. It will be an excellent advantage for both the playing squad and the coaching group.
He further added that Trevor would continue to form the team, including selecting the captain and expert overseas players.
Trevor is not only an excellent coach and person from Western Sydney, but he comes from the heartland of the Sydney Thunder.
Saker is excited to come back. He is confident that his team will do great in the upcoming tournaments. Before he became a coach, played first-class cricket for the Victorian Bushrangers and then the Tasmanian Tigers. He has over twenty years of coaching experience. He coached countries like England, Australia, and Sri Lanka.
Saker claimed that he has an excellent and surprising team with tough top order. He also added exciting young talent and a strong bowling attack is another strong side of his team. He looks forward to joining the team for the upcoming few months and ensuring he has good options when the tournament starts.
While talking with news agency ANI, Saker added The Big Bash League has grown in the last few years since he was involved. The competition is tough, and anything can happen. He will join the squad soon and do everything hard to get the best out of the team.