England coach Silverwood targets Ashes success under Root

back icon
safari
11 Oct 2019 | 04:04 AM
authorAFP

England coach Silverwood targets Ashes success under Root

He was this week promoted from fast bowling coach to replace Trevor Bayliss

heart

Share

London: New England coach Chris Silverwood says his priority is to help Test captain Joe Root as they target a successful Ashes campaign in Australia in two years’ time. 

The 44-year-old was this week promoted from fast bowling coach to replace World Cup-winning head coach Trevor Bayliss, who stepped down last month at the end of his contract. 

Silverwood will take charge of the tour of New Zealand, which includes a five-match Twenty20 series, starting on November 1, and two Tests. 

“I think (there’s a good) relationship between myself and the two captains (Root and Eoin Morgan), and I’ve got a strong relationship with all the players and backroom staff,” Silverwood said at his unveiling press conference on Thursday. 

“I understand how the system works, how the team works. That continuity is key.” Silverwood said improving the fortunes of the Test team under Root’s captaincy would be his top priority. 

England won the 50-over World Cup in July for the first time but failed to wrest back the Ashes from Australia, who retained the urn after a 2-2 draw. Their next Test tour of Australia is in 2021-22. 

“Job number one is helping Joe -- we’ve got a lot of support around Joe, but to keep moving forward so that in two years’ time we can go to Australia and make a real impact,” he said. 

England’s aim is to become the most successful team in international cricket across all formats. Silverwood said the Test team would have to learn to bat for long periods, build on their bowling success and become more consistent away from home. 

Ashley Giles, managing director of England men’s cricket, explained why he labelled Silverwood “the standout candidate”. 

“His character, his values, he’s a winner,” said Giles. 

“You can only prove that in the environment you’re in and he’s proven that in the domestic game.” Silverwood, who played six Tests and seven one-day internationals for England between 1996 and 2002, coached Essex to the County Championship title in 2017 before joining the England set-up. 

“The job he did at Essex was fantastic and we’re still seeing that legacy now. I think the sign of a good coach is leaving the club better than you found it and that seems to be in evidence,” Giles said. 

“The relationship, the knowledge of what we’re doing -- we’ve got an exceptional bloke who cares deeply about what we’re doing.”

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Chris SilverwoodJoe RootAshes

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
We need to be at top of our game to beat India: Silverwood
England will play four Tests, beginning in Chennai on February 5, followed by five T20Is and three ODIs
userPTI
27 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
India's Brisbane triumph encourages England coach Silverwood
"I thought it was brilliant," Silverwood told reporters in a conference call ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle
userAFP
20 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
Tough for England to give Stokes a break says Silverwood
Allrounder Stokes scored 176 and 78 not out as well as taking three wickets during the home side's 113-run win over the West Indies in the second Test at Old Trafford
userAFP
22 Jul 2020
safari
NEWS
Broad given no guarantee of a recall by England for 2nd Test
England cricket coach Chris Silverwood said that selection was still up for grabs
userAP
13 Jul 2020
safari
NEWS
Silverwood to fly home early due to family bereavement
He would depart on Saturday after day two of the second Test in Hamilton
userAFP
27 Nov 2019
safari
NEWS
World Cup glory counts for nothing now says Silverwood
The England coach wants the replacement players to show their potential.
userAFP
23 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
Kirsten believes family played a role in England snub
Kirsten was believed to be in strong contention for the job before Silverwood pipped him
userAFP
23 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
England trio have earned right to take call on retirement : Silverwood
Chris Silverwood recently replaced Trevor Bayliss as England's head coach
userAFP
13 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
England name Chris Silverwood as head coach
Silverwood was described as the “outstanding candidate” by a three-man ECB selection panel
userAFP
07 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
England could appoint interim coach for New Zealand tour: Giles
England are seeking for a replacement for Trevor Bayliss, who quit after The Ashes
userAFP
21 Sep 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved