England have announced Chris Silverwood as their new head coach in place of Trevor Bayliss, who resigned from his post in the aftermath of the drawn Ashes series last month. Silverwood, who has been serving as England’s bowling coach over the past two years, has thus been promoted to the head coach position.
The 44-year-old was previously involved in the head coach capacity for two years with Essex, in a stint which saw him lead the team to their County Championship title in 2017. The decision was finalized by the three-member ECB panel including the Managing Director of England Cricket Ashley Giles.
The main rhetoric driving Silverwood’s appointment is his already close relationship and bond with the current England squad. He beat Gary Kirsten and Alec Stewart in the race for the England coaching job. The first series that England will play under his charge is in New Zealand next month.