Paul Farbrace

Paul Farbrace

Paul Farbrace was a former first class cricketer for Kent and Middlesex. he was an excellent wicketkeeper but not strong enough with the bat at a time. The game was moving towards batsmen who could keep.  After finishing with Middlesex he moved into coaching, initially with the England women’s team and then the Under-19s before returning to Kent. He became Head Coach when Sri Lanka won the 2014 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and was number two with England to Trevor Bayliss for four years, helping to lay the foundations for the 2019 ICC Men’s World Cup triumph in the 50-over competition. He left just before that memorable success to take up a role as Sporting Director at Warwickshire for four seasons before moving from Edgbaston at the end of last summer (2022). He was appointment Coach at Sussex Cricket club in 2023.

Beginnings

Paul Farbrace was a former first class cricketer for Kent and Middlesex. He was an excellent wicketkeeper but not strong enough with the bat at a time. The game was moving towards batsmen who could keep.  After finishing with Middlesex he moved into coaching, initially with the England women’s team and then the Under-19s before returning to Kent.

Coaching career

In July 2007 he was appointed Trevor Bayliss’ assistant as Sri Lanka coach. Later took over as head coach, winning the World T20 in 2012. In 2015, Farbrace and Bayliss were reunited in the England coaching set-up with dramatic impact. Paul was initially appointed as interim coach for the visit of New Zealand in 2015. He helped set in motion a new more liberated approach to one-day cricket. Putting the misery of England’s performance in that year’s World Cup swiftly out of mind.

When Bayliss came on board for the summer’s arrival of Australia. Things changed further. England embarked on an upturn in their white-ball fortunes that would culminate in the 2019 World Cup win. Farbrace, however, didn’t quite see England over the line in that competition. He quit his role early in the year to take up a new post as Sports Director at Edgbaston where he was highly successful before moving on to Sussex.

Terror Attack

Paul was injured during the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan coach before the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Lahore, in which six police officers and two civilians died.

County cricket coach

He returned to Kent as First Team Coach (2010-2011) and worked as Yorkshire Second Eleven Coach (2012) before being appointed Sri Lanka coach in December 2013.Farbrace led Sri Lanka to the 2014 Asia Cup, and greater glory followed that year with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as India were defeated in the final. A move to England followed as assistant coach to Peter Moores and then Bayliss and helped build the base, which led to England winning the ICC Men’s World Cup in 2019.

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Paul Farbrace delivers a highly motivational speech. Using the many England players he has worked with as examples. Alongside stories and situations he has come across in the game.

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