England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has named Chris Silverwood as the new Head Coach of the national cricket team. Silverwood will replace Trevor Bayliss, who resigned from the post at the end of Ashes series against England played at home.
ECB Director, Ashley Giles said that the authorities have taken a lot of time and effort to make his decision. Renowned names like Gary Kirsten, Alec Stewart and Graham Ford were considered for the post of Head Coach. Giles said that the cricket board has opted to select Chris Silverwood, who has been England’s bowling coach since 2017 Ashes series played in Australia.
Selection panel consisted of Director Ashley Giles, CEO Tom Harrison and Head of Coach Development John Neal, who decided to select Silverwood, who created a great impression during the interview procedure. Giles also stated that their priority was to select the most apt person for the role of Head Coach.
Chris Silverwood has learned his coaching tricks in the English County Championship. It was during his reign as head coach; Essex managed to win their first Championship in 2017 after a period of 25 years.
All credit goes to Chris Silverwood as Essex has managed to win County Championship and Vitality T20 Blast this season. He was picked by selection committee because he has thorough understanding of the system and structures at the domestic level.
Chris Silverwood as new head coach of England will be tour to New Zealand that starts from 1st November. England will play five T20I matches followed two-match Test series. Joe Root-led unit has struggled to produce positive results in Test cricket and failed to regain the Ashes on home soil against Australia. He will be in charge of England for all three formats and will be keen to turn the side’s fortunes around in red-ball cricket