On Monday (7th October), the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the new Head Coach of the men’s cricket team. The present fast bowling coach of the English cricket team, Chris Silverwood, has been promoted for the Head Coach role.
Trevor Bayliss recently ended his Head Coach contract of England cricket team after the conclusion of Ashes 2019. Under the guidance of Bayliss from 2015 to 2019, England achieved massive success in international cricket, especially in the limited-overs format.
England were very close to winning the ICC World T20 2016 but they just failed to win that tournament. While Windies won that tournament in the incredible final over, one-time WT20 winners England finished that tournament as the runners-up.
Since May 2018, England is leading the ODI team rankings for almost every time. In ICC men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales, England performed impressively. Their impressive performances in that tournament finally helped England to win their first-ever Cricket World Cup tournament.
However, Bayliss’ England recently failed to retain their home Ashes title for the first time since 2005. But the Ashes 2019 had the draw result as both England and Australia managed to win two matches in that five-match Test series.
Before the CWC 2019, Bayliss declared that he would not entertain the contract extension for this role.
Some top names like Alec Stewart, Gary Kirsten, Graham Ford etc. were in the contention to replace Bayliss. But finally, the ECB has decided to select Chris Silverwood as the new Head Coach of England men’s cricket team.
Ashley Giles revealed the reason for their latest Head Coach selection
The 44-year-old Chris Silverwood has been working with England men’s cricket team since 2017/18 Ashes series but as a fast-bowling coach. The ECB’s director of men’s cricket, Ashley Giles has clarified why Silverwood has earned this big promotion.
Giles said in the official website of ECB, “We are delighted to confirm Chris as England men’s head coach. We have gone through a thorough process and looked at all the options that were available to us. Chris was the standout candidate.
“I believe he is what we need to take our international teams forward. He is somebody we know well, but it is his intimate understanding of our structures and systems and his close relationships with Test captain Joe Root and white-ball captain Eoin Morgan that will help us develop our plans for the next few years.
“Over the past couple of years, he has been an integral member of developing the teams’ culture and emerging a cohesive relationship across the team’s management group.”
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Chris Silverwood has been appointed Head Coach of the England's men team!
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— ICC (@ICC) October 7, 2019
Chris Silverwood is positive on England’s future success
Chris Silverwood is feeling thrilled and honoured after ECB has appointed him as the head coach of the men’s team. He is confident to make a positive impact on future international assignments. England tour of New Zealand will be his first assignment as the Head Coach. While this international tour will run from 27th October to 3rd December 2019, England will play five T20Is and two Tests against the hosts.
Silverwood said, “I am thrilled and honoured to be appointed England head coach. I am excited to get started and build teams that the whole game can be proud of. There is a tremendous amount of talent coming through, and there is enormous potential for growth. The hard work starts now, and I am confident we can make a positive impact during our winter tours of New Zealand and South Africa.”
Chris Silverwood played professional cricket from 1993 to 2009. The right-arm pacer played 184 first-class matches, 202 List A games and 20 T20s where he took 577, 259 and 14 wickets respectively.
From December 1996 to December 2002, Silverwood played six Tests and seven ODIs for England. In his international career, Silverwood took 11 Test and six ODI wickets.