Chris Silverwood has been announced as England Men’s Head Coach. 

Silverwood, 44, has been promoted from the role of Bowling Coach and will take charge from Trevor Bayliss, who left the post at the end of the season.

Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket Ashley Giles said: “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.

“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 demonstrated in his interview a clear understanding and strategy of how both the red and white ball teams need to evolve. He has some detailed thoughts on what it will take to win the Ashes in Australia and win major ICC white-ball tournaments.

“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.

Silverwood’s first competitive series as Head Coach will be England’s tour of New Zealand, which includes a five-match IT20 series starting on November 1 in Christchurch and two Tests against the Black Caps commencing on November 21 at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.

Silverwood played six Tests and seven ODIs for England between 1996 and 2002, but it was on the domestic circuit that the seamer earned his stripes both as a player and coach.

He spent 13 years in his native Yorkshire, before finishing his county career with three seasons at Middlesex. In that time, he took 577 first-class wickets at just under 28 runs-a-piece.

Following his retirement, Silverwood joined the coaching staff at Essex in 2010. He was appointed head coach ahead of the 2016 season, promptly leading them to promotion that same season and then on to the County Championship title the following year. His legacy still evident this year when Essex won the double of the Specsavers County Championship and the T20 Vitality Blast.


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