England name Chris Silverwood as new head coach after Trevor Bayliss departure
England have named Chris Silverwood as their new head coach with the former bowler taking over from Trevor Bayliss.
Bayliss left the role at the end of his contract following the 2-2 Ashes draw with Australia, which allowed the Aussies to retain the urn.
Silverwood was previously England bowling coach and has now been promoted to head coach with an ECB selection panel agreeing he “was the outstanding candidate for the role”.
“We are delighted to confirm Chris as England Men’s Head Coach,“ said director of England men’s cricket Ashley Giles.
“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.”
Silverwood played six Test matches for England during his playing career.
He then led Essex to the County Championship title in 2017 before joining the England set-up.
Silverwood is just the second Englishman to coach the national team on a full-time basis since 1999.
“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,” said Silverwood.
“I have enjoyed working with the players over the past two seasons, and developing the best crop of talent in the English game.
“I am excited to get started and build teams’ that the whole game can be proud of.
“There is a tremendous amount of talent coming through, and there is enormous potential for growth. The hard work starts now, and I am confident we can make a positive impact during our winter tours of New Zealand and South Africa.”