Chris Silverwood has been appointed Sri Lanka head coach… as he admits he ‘can’t wait to get began’ lower than two months after being SACKED by England following a depressing Ashes
- Chris Silverwood has signed a two-year contract to be the Sri Lanka head coach
- The 47-year-old luggage his new job simply two months after leaving England set-up
- Former bowling coach Silverwood took the England job again in October 2019
Chris Silverwood has been named as Sri Lanka’s new head coach, two months after leaving England within the wake of their 4-0 Ashes defeat.
Silverwood, 47, has signed a two-year contract with Sri Lanka Cricket, rapidly touchdown one other job after he adopted director of cricket Ashley Giles in leaving the England set-up in February as they paid the value for a depressing tour of Australia.
‘I’m very excited to be on board with Sri Lanka and I can’t wait to recover from to Colombo and get began,’ mentioned Silverwood, who could have somewhat over a month to organize for 2 upcoming Assessments in Bangladesh.
Chris Silverwood named as Sri Lanka’s new head coach, two months after leaving England
‘They’ve a proficient and passionate group of gamers and I’m actually wanting ahead to assembly up with the gamers and training workers very quickly.’
Silverwood had taken the England job in October 2019, stepping up from his position of bowling coach below Trevor Bayliss – himself a former Sri Lanka coach.
The Yorkshireman, who performed six Assessments and 7 ODIs for England, had beforehand guided Essex first to promotion to Division One of many County Championship after which to the title.
Silverwood had taken the England job in October 2019, stepping up from his position of bowling coach below Trevor Bayliss
However he couldn’t replicate that success with England and his exit got here after a yr by which his aspect misplaced 9 of their 15 Assessments, together with collection defeats away to India and at residence to New Zealand.
The Covid-19 pandemic introduced sudden challenges however his reign grew to become related to batting collapses and a constant failure to ship massive first-innings runs.
Regardless of these disappointments, Silverwood was capable of persuade Sri Lanka he was the correct man to exchange Mickey Arthur, who left the Lions in November to grow to be Derbyshire’s head of cricket.
Sri Lanka Cricket chief govt Ashley De Silva mentioned: ‘We’re delighted to nominate Chris as the brand new head coach of the nationwide group.
‘He’s an especially skilled coach and from our discussions with him within the recruitment course of it’s clear he has the required qualities we’re on the lookout for to take the group ahead.’