Bayliss wants England players to gain IPL experience


Trevor Bayliss believes added exposure to the Indian Premier League will only help his England players' Twenty20 development.

The Australian watched on in Bangalore on Wednesday as England suffered a miserable collapse to lose the final T20 with India by 75 runs, the hosts securing a 2-1 series win.

England had been on course to chase the 203 they needed when 119-2 in the 14th over, but they lost their final eight wickets for just eight runs in 18 balls, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal returning 6-25 - the best figures by an Indian in T20s.

The IPL auction is due to be held later this month ahead of the tournament beginning in early April, the latter stages of which will clash with England's two one-day internationals against Ireland in early May.

The likes of Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan and Jos Buttler have previously featured in the IPL, and Bayliss was open to some of his squad playing in the 2017 edition to improve their game in the shortest form.

"If they get picked the experience they'll gain will put them in a good place going forward," he told Sky Sports.

"We'll have a look at that. Some might be able to stay and some might have to come back and play [against Ireland].

"We'll look at it case by case, some guys will definitely benefit from playing IPL but other guys are on the fringes trying to get into the team, it'll be good for them to play [against Ireland] and show us what they've got in ODI cricket."

Bayliss also reserved praise for his skipper Morgan, who came into the limited-overs clashes with India facing criticism over his form and captaincy, but responded with 281 runs across the six matches, including a century in the second ODI.

"He was under a bit of pressure from outside the group but the form he's shown in this series, it's great to see him back in that kind of form and hopefully it takes a bit of pressure off," Bayliss said.