England appoint Chris Silverwood as new head cricket coach
Chris Silverwood has been named as England’s new head coach. He succeeds Trevor Bayliss, who left the job at the end of of his contract. The 44-year-old played six Tests and seven ODIs for England between 1996 and 2002, has been promoted from the role of England’s bowling coach.
Former England cricketer and Managing Director of England’s Men’s Cricket Ashley Giles expressed his views on Sileverwood’s appointment as the spinner called Chris the standout candidate.
“I believe he is what we need to take our international teams forward,” Ashley Giles said. “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.
“He has performed exceptionally well during his role as an assistant coach and has the ultimate respect of the players that have worked with him.”
Chris Silverwood will start his head coach’s role from England’s tour of New Zealand, starting in October.