Paul Farbrace open to reuniting with Trevor Bayliss in the Hundred

Warwickshire's new sport director Paul Farbrace has welcomed the possibility of reuniting with Trevor Bayliss when county cricket embarks on its 100-ball revolution next year.
The two men have just finished a four-year stint working together in the England dressing-room, where Farbrace was Bayliss' assistant before taking the county job vacated by Ashley Giles, who recently replaced Andrew Strauss as England's managing director.
Farbrace also worked under Bayliss with Sri Lanka, and said teaming up with his old colleague would be 'pretty straightforward' once Bayliss' England contract runs out after the Ashes in September.
Warwickshire have had informal talks with Bayliss about coaching the franchise that will play its home games at Edgbaston once the Hundred gets under way in 2020, though interviews have not yet taken place. 
Despite a potential clash with Birmingham Bears, the club's Twenty20 side, the team is set to include 'Birmingham' in its name.
'He'd definitely be someone we'd be keen to chat to,' said Farbrace. 'He's got good experience of the IPL and the Big Bash. 
'You want someone who, when you're starting a new tournament, has ideas and experience of how to put the team together in a short space of time. So he'd definitely be a strong candidate.
'Our relationship has worked because we've just slotted together. I've learned so much from him, and now it's my chance to put some of that learning into place.'
Farbrace also had little hesitation in branding England favourites to win this summer's World Cup, and insisted they had learned from their harrowing defeat by Pakistan in the semi-final of the 2017 Champions Trophy at Cardiff.
On that occasion, Eoin Morgan's team were spooked by the pitch, opting to bat out their 50 overs and abandon the high-energy game that has taken them to top of the ICC rankings and twice brought them world-record totals.
'That experience was almost a dress rehearsal for this World Cup,' said Farbrace, who was interim one-day coach when England began their white-ball revolution by scoring 408 for nine against New Zealand at Edgbaston in 2015.
'England have earned that right to be No 1, because they've played excellent cricket over a long period of time. We spent a lot of time talking about the experience of being a favourite going into a home World Cup, and how to embrace it.'

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