Hesson differs with Bayliss on T20I format

Jonathan Hernandez
February 20, 2018

England cricket captain Eoin Morgan says his side "had absolutely no right" to be in Wednesday's Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia, despite defeating New Zealand by two runs in Sunday's Hamilton clash.

He highlighted that some members of the current England team had played five Ashes tests and five one-day internationals in Australia before playing four T20 matches in the current Trans-Tasman tri-series.

For starters, let us look at the ODI rankings table: India are No 1 with a rating of 123 - the result of a bump Virat Kohli's team received following their 5-1 series win over South Africa during the past fortnight.

England coach Trevor Bayliss has called for less Twenty20 cricket to be played on the worldwide calendar and predicted that the format will become increasingly separated from the sport's longer forms in future.

Lucrative domestic T20 competitions featuring franchises made up of worldwide players have become increasingly dominant in recent years.

"We played our best game today". If you want to play a World Cup every four years, maybe six months before let worldwide teams play T20.

The England cricket coach Trevor Bayliss wants Twenty20 internationals abolished, but New Zealand counterpart Mike Hesson believes that would damage the game.

Morgan, who barely plays any first-class cricket now, described leg-spinner Adil Rashid's decision not to take part in any red-ball games this season as "very brave". New Zealand have won more matches (33 from 57) than South Africa (31 from 53), but the Proteas have a superior win percentage (38.40) compared to the Black Caps (35.82).

A day after England coach Trevor Bayliss called for an end to T20 worldwide cricket, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson defended the shortest format on Monday by saying that T20 had an important role to play internationally. He'll be taking the next couple of days really easy.

Guptill, the hard-hitting opener, has regained form after failing to score in the opening match of the series against Australia. Bayliss will no longer be in the England job by that stage, having already indicated he will step down after the 2019 World Cup.

England head coach Trevor Bayliss believed that the T20 global games should be scrapped and only the franchise cricket should continue.

"Every worldwide you play is incredibly meaningful. And we certainly get great support for T20 Internationals over here".

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