Former Essex Head Coach handed England’s top job

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FORMER ESSEX COUNTY CRICKET CLUB Head Coach, Chris Silverwood, has been named as the man to lead England following the departure of Trevor Bayliss at the end of the season.

Silverwood – who led Essex to both the Specsavers County Championship Division Two and Division One titles back in 2016 and 2017, initially linked up with England as bowling coach, working with the team which historically lifted the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup following a dramatic ‘super over’ victory over New Zealand at Lord’s back in July. However, he will now take up the Head Coaching position, decided by the ECB selection panel.

Speaking to the ECB reporters network, Silverwood said: “I am thrilled and honoured to be appointed England Head Coach.

“I aim to continue the great work that has been done over the past five years and build on our future, especially in the Test arena.”

His initial task will be overseeing England’s Tour of New Zealand, starting on November 1 in Christchurch.

Brian Jeeves

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