England Cricket: Round of changes in England cricket after World Cup and Ashes, ECB selected new coach. England and Wales Cricket Board have changed the head coach of the men’s team.
After the ICC Cricket World Cup and Ashes series, the era of change has come in England cricket. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed Chris Silverwood as the head coach of the men’s team.
Silverwood was the bowling coach of the team earlier and now he has been appointed as the head coach for all formats. Silverwood will replace former coach Trevor Bellis.
Bellis had won the World Cup
England won the World Cup for the first time in July this year under the guidance of Bellis. Bellis resigned after a 2–2 draw of the Ashes series with Australia.
These veterans were also contenders for the post of coach
Earlier, there were reports that former India and South African coach Gary Kirsten was at the forefront of becoming England’s coach, but Silverwood achieved this position, leaving Kirsten behind after an interview for the coach.
The ECB’s selection committee headed by Ashley Giles unanimously appointed Silverwood as the head coach of the team after the interview process. The selection committee also included chief executive Tom Harrison and John Neill.
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The first series will be against New Zealand
The 44-year-old Silverwood has played six Tests and seven ODIs for England from 1996 to 2002. He was appointed England bowling coach in late 2017.
Silverwood’s first competitive series will be England’s tour of New Zealand, with a five-match T20 series starting on November 1 and two Test matches being played. This series will not be part of the ICC Test Championship.
What did Silverwood say
Silverwood said, “I will carry forward the great work that has been done in the last five years. In the future, efforts will be made to strengthen Test cricket in particular.”
He said, “I am thrilled about my new role. There is a lot of talent coming out and there is a lot of potential for progress.
Hard work will start now and I am sure that we can positively influence our winter tour of New Zealand and South Africa.” Will be able to leave. “