England coach Trevor Bayliss has admitted he is ‘sad’ to be leaving his role following the World Cup and The Ashes this year, Sky Sports report.

The 56-year-old has helped guide England to a remarkable rise in the ODI standings, with Eoin Morgan’s men currently ranked No 1 in the world ahead of the World Cup on home soil in the summer.

Bayliss, who replaced Peter Moores as coach in May 2015, has also been in charge of England during the ICC World Twenty20 and the ICC Champions Trophy, where England reached the semi-finals on both occasions.

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However, with Test cricket against the West Indies due to begin on Wednesday, Bayliss, talking to Sky Sports, admitted he will be sad when he leaves his tenure as England coach later this year.

On one hand I am looking forward to getting home but on the other hand it has been a fantastic four years.

It will certainly be sad. I have obviously made a lot of great friends and I am sure we will stay friends for a long time to come.

Following the Windies tour and World Cup, Bayliss will be aiming to leave his position with an Ashes triumph over Australia, after Joe Root’s side conceded the urn following a 4-0 defeat in 2017-18.