Ashes 2015: Trevor Bayliss says 'future is bright' for England after winning series against Australia

Coach praises him team after victory is secured at Trent Bridge

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It might have taken England just 40 minutes to wrap up an Ashes series victory at Trent Bridge, but more than three hours later their young stars were still out on the boundary’s edge, signing autographs and taking pictures with their delighted fans.

Following a dark recent period England are exciting on the field and loved off it; it is no wonder coach Trevor Bayliss has hailed this team’s bright future.

The Australian, who officially took charge of this side just before the start of the series, has enjoyed an excellent start to the job.

"It's been a fantastic effort by the England players. I know how good these Australia players are,” he told Test Match Special.

"We have got some things we've got to work on, but if they keep improving, the future is bright.”

At the heart of England’s exciting future is Joe Root, whose superb performances with the bat have taken him to number one in the world rankings.

"I put my form down to hard work, being very relentless in practice, and doing the things you don't want to - you've got to face bowling in practice that whistles around your head,” said Root.

“This is why you play the game, to be in the dressing room with the lads talking about all the hard work we've put in behind the scenes.

"Its hard to put it into words - the way that this squad of players has come together and not relied on one or two individuals.”

Stuart Broad and Joe Root of England celebrate


While this series win has been a team performance from England, they would have struggled without the stellar contributions of Stuart Broad, the 29-year-old’s consistency rewarded with 21 wickets.

"To get eight for 15 against Australia on my home ground, if I'd have written that script someone would have laughed at me,” said Broad.

"Alastair Cook has been through some tough times, but he's a very private person, he can switch away from it. He has always had a very focused end goal, which is to get England back to winning ways and get young guys in the team and show some flair. Cooky has stood up as a man and led from the front - he's a pleasure to play with, he's got such hunger for England to do well."


With a revitalised captain, the number one batsman in the world and the Ashes back in their hands,  England’s future certainly does look bright.