Chris Silverwood Getty Images
Chris Silverwood Getty Images

England‘s head coach Chris Silverwood still believes that England went with the right bowling combination for the Pink ball Test and it’s the unforced errors that cost them at a crucial juncture. The head coach also believes that he is still the right man for the job.

On Monday England faced another 275-run thrashing in the Adelaide Test to go down by 0-2 in the 5-match Ashes series. The media and former players questioned England’s tactics if the visiting team had done enough homework to compete in the historic series.

Chris Silverwood, England head coach Getty Image.
Chris Silverwood, England head coach Getty Image.

“There always is (pressure). When you take a job like this you accept that. It is what it is. Do I believe I’m the right man? Yes, I do or I wouldn’t have taken the job in the first place. You’re under pressure constantly,” Silverwood said.

However, the coach is still optimistic about England’s chances in the series.

“I do believe I can turn it around. We have had those honest chats and I believe I have the right coaching staff around me to make that happen as well,” he added further.

After the defeat in Adelaide Test, the skipper Joe Root also criticized England’s pacers for not being brave enough to bowl fuller lengths. However, the England captain has been slammed for the lack of proactiveness as captain.

England Test skipper Joe Root backs James Anderson , Twitter
England Test skipper Joe Root backs James Anderson, Twitter

The former England players also hit out England’s tactics in the first two Tests. In the first test, they went without James Anderson and Stuart Broad and chose to bat first on a gloomy first morning at Brisbane. While in the second test, they rested their best bowler (in the first test) Mark Wood and went with an all-pace attack.

However, Silverwood defended it and blamed it on their poor fielding.

“No, I don’t (think we got it wrong). We picked the best attack for those conditions and you look at the attack we had out, there’s a lot of experience,” he stated.

“It is not just batting and bowling. Look at how many chances we have given up in the field: dropped catches, missed run-outs and everything else. Wickets off no-balls are unacceptable. It is a basic error. We have had batting collapses. We have spoken about the two in these games. We have had collapses before and we can’t afford to do that,” he added further.

The third test will begin on December 26 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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