How We Can Be A Better Cricket Team, by Trevor Bayliss:
Exclusively revealed: Trevor Bayliss shares his blueprint for English cricket to make the Test team more successful
One of his ideas is:
Banning touring players from playing county cricket before a Test series
That is, stop the opposition players getting some practice in in the 4-day county competition before the series starts. I’m not saying it’s a bad idea, just that it’s not really a way of making your own team better. It’s a way of making the other team worse.
But then, the headline does say how to make the English team ‘more successful’, not ‘better’, so I can’t really argue with that.