Following the departure of Trevor Bayliss, England has named Chris Silverwood as their new head coach.
Chris Silverwood, who previously served as England’s bowling coach, has been appointed to head coach.
Chris Silverwood, a former bowler, has been named England’s new head coach, succeeding Trevor Bayliss.
Following the 2-2 Ashes draw with Australia, Bayliss quit the post at the end of his contract, allowing Australia to keep the urn.
Silverwood, who previously served as England’s bowling coach, has been appointed to head coach, with an ECB selection panel deciding that he “was the standout candidate for the post.”
Ashley Giles, director of England men’s cricket, said, “We are thrilled to confirm Chris as England Men’s Head Coach.”
“We went through a rigorous procedure and considered all of the alternatives accessible to us. Chris was the most impressive applicant.
“I feel he is exactly what we require to advance our international teams.
“He is someone we are familiar with, but it is his detailed knowledge of our structures and systems, as well as his tight ties with Test captain Joe Root and white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan, that will aid us in developing our plans for the next years.”
During his playing career, Silverwood represented England in six Test matches.
Before joining the England set-up, he led Essex to the County Championship triumph in 2017.
Since 1999, Silverwood is only the second Englishman to coach the national team full-time.
“I want to build on the wonderful work that has been done over the last five years, particularly in the Test arena,” Silverwood said.
“Over the last two seasons, I’ve enjoyed working with the players and developing the best crop of talent in the English game.
“I can’t wait to get started and develop teams that the entire game can be proud of,” says the player.
“There is a lot of talent coming through, and there is a lot of room for improvement. The hard work begins now, and I am convinced that during our winter tours of New Zealand and South Africa, we will have a great impact.”