Chris Silverwood: Why have England named him new head coach?

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By Stephan Shemilt
BBC Sport
Perhaps we havent been listening closely enough to Ashley Giles, When there is any degree of surprise in the appointment of Chris Silverwood as England head coach.
For all the discussion of Gary Kirsten appearing like a shoo-in as recently as the beginning of last week, Giles – that the man primarily responsible for its hiring of the guy – has been open since he became manager of cricket last December.
He said he had a taste for devoting an Englishman and then spoke up the credentials in February of Silverwood.
Does that mean that Silverwood, that was fast-bowling trainer under Trevor Bayliss, would be the ideal man for the job?
Some might be underwhelmed to promote from inside, feeling that the stagnant Evaluation team of England is crying out for a voice that is fresh.
Silverwood does not come with the international pedigree of South African Kirsten, who led his country to number one at the Test ranks and was in charge of India if they won the 2011 World Cup.
Neither does he have the reputation in the game of Alec Stewart.
It is Surrey manager of cricket Stewart who has helped manage the progression of the likes of Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope along with Sam Curran, on the future of the England Test team could be built.
44-year-old Silverwood, who played six Tests for England between 1996 and 2002, does come with an outstanding album in cricket.
They sat first in Division Two, when he took control of Essex, promoted from assistant coach upon the death of Paul Grayson.
The month of the 2015 year saw them climb to third and was sufficient to convince a panel that included former England captain Graham Gooch to give Silverwood the task on a fulltime basis.
In 2016, Essex were promoted from Division Two. In 2017, they had been crowned county champions for the first time in 25 years.
And though Silverwood took up his article in ancient 2018 with England, Essex were assembled on which he put in position.
Under Anthony McGrath, this year they did the dual of their County Championship and the T20 Blast.
Possibly a foreign title could have been more warmer – there appears to be an attitude across British sport that overseas accomplishments carry more weight than people on those shores – but Silverwood has done as far as anyone now working at the English match to prove himself worthy of leading the national team.
Theres also the kudos that comes with being part of the coaching group who presented the World Cup.
Silverwood is popular with all the players – when he explodes by, trying to interrupt proceedings using distraction or a joke that a range of media interviews are disrupted.
His period as part of Bayliss team implies hes an insight to what is needed to improve the Evaluation side and maintain the side that is white-ball at the level that made them world winners that are 50-over.
But hes forged relationships with Eoin Morgan and captains Joe Root and, in the event of Morgan, has been a team-mate at Middlesex.
His expertise of county cricket – a thing that some of the overseas names linked to the task lacked – will also stand him in good stead.
As he left, the gulf was recovered by Bayliss in regular between the domestic and international matches, the pitches county cricket is performed on, and the need for Wales and the England to work together.
Therefore, when Giles states that Silverwoods relationships with county trainers and supervisors of cricket would beinvaluable, it looks like Bayliss message has been heard.
Upon Bayliss passing, whether the Australians reign was a victory, we had been left to contemplate.
Yes, he delivered the World Cup English cricket craved, however, the Evaluation team at greatest stood or even went backwards under his watch.
The solution is most likely somewhere in the middle. Without being fair about the Test side, you can not charge Bayliss for the World Cup.
The tenure of silverwood will give us a better understanding of Bayliss heritage. Is it easy for England keep their white-ball cricket in such a benchmark and also to improve Test cricket?
Can one man, in charge of the team that journeys furthest plays more and spends away from home compared to all other people, keep his eye on a single set while at exactly the identical time planning for the next tour or championship?
Indeed, a number of the boils down to the question of what exactly does an global coach do?
To get Bayliss, it was about giving the players the confidence and independence. It worked in the one-day game, but maybe not in the Test arena.
Back, the prescriptive strategy and preparation of Andy Flower made England the best Test team in the entire whole world.
Wherever Silverwood stays on this spectrum, there are crucial effects .
With the home World Cup won, there is not any longer the excuse for one-day cricket being a distraction to the Test side.
Giles has stated that there will be a renewed focus on red-ball cricket and also there are the targets of the World Test Championship and winning back the Ashes.
They may have to be attained without either or both of old company new-ball pair James Anderson and Stuart Broad, each much nearer compared to the start.
Theres also the Chance to do a limited-overs double together using the World Cup in the Twenty20 World Cup towards the end of next year to defend at 2023 in India.
It might be argued that Kirsten needed the tools to accomplish some of these jobs. His World Cup victory with India was in India along with his South Africa street won in Australia.
Nevertheless, in making his biggest appointment to date (and maybe the biggest he will make as manager of cricket), Giles said that Silverwoodhas some in depth ideas on what it takes to win the Ashes in Australia and win major white-ball tournaments.
Giles isnt a fool. He understands that he will judged on this choice over all others.
Additionally, but for only the second Englishman within 20 years to become England coach (Peter Moores did it twice in that time) is equally refreshing and tinged with danger for those in the national game who wish to trace Silverwood.
The doorway will be available to others if it works well. You can wager that the next coach can come from further afield, if it goes poorly.
Analysis and view by the cricket correspondent of the BBC.

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