Peter Moores is set to be reappointed as England coach five years after his previous stint ended after he didn’t see eye-to-eye with then skipper Kevin Pietersen. Paul Farbrace, the former Kent wicketkeeper who recently led Sri Lanka to the World Twenty20 title, will be Moores’ assistant, the Guardian reported on Friday.
Moores lost the job in January 2009 just before the team were due to head to the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board is set to hold a press conference to announce Moores appointment on Saturday.
Moores said, “There is an excitement to have another go at it. There was a frustration last time. When you have a job you always have a vision of where you want to take it. There is a draw to go back and work in that environment because you are working with great players.”
England will play their first international of the summer, a one-day match against Scotland in Aberdeen on May 9. There is also a tour by Sri Lanka which will be followed by India’s visit. MS Dhoni’s side are scheduled to play five Test matches and ODI series and a T20I.
“Having done the job before you learn a lot. I have had five or six years to reflect on a lot of things that did work (and) things that didn’t. You learn as you get more experience and hopefully make better decisions than in the past because you have seen situations come up before and you have an understanding of what is needed,” Moores added.