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LONDON (AP) England hired Trevor Bayliss as its new head cricket coach on Tuesday, and the Australian's first task will be to recapture the Ashes against his native country.
The 52-year-old Bayliss never played international cricket for Australia but has had success around the world as a coach.
He led Sri Lanka to the 2011 World Cup final, won the Indian Premier League twice at the helm of Kolkata Knight Riders and has coached New South Wales, the side he departs for England, to two Sheffield Shield titles in Australia. He has also won the Australian Big Bash and Champions League with the Sydney Sixers.