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IND vs ENG: England Coaching Staff Look To Add To Team's Overseas Wins

By IANS News
February 04, 2021 • 22:24 PM View: 344

England head coach Chris Silverwood, who took charge of the England team in October 2019 by pipping the likes of World Cup-winning former India coach Gary Kirsten of South Africa, has led England to five successive away Test wins and will be gearing up for more on the upcoming tour of India.

Silverwood, a former England cricketer who played six Tests, who had earlier served as Essex head coach and was England's bowling coach prior to taking over as head coach from Trevor Bayliss, guided England to a 3-1 win over South Africa away from home.


After home series wins over West Indies and Pakistan in the summer of 2020, Silverwood led England to a 2-0 Test series win in Sri Lanka last month. The only blip was at the start of his coaching career in November-December 2019, prior to the SA series when his team lost the Test series 0-1 to New Zealand.

Silverwood's coaching team comprises Test cricketers. Graham Thorpe, who played 100 Tests for England, is the assistant coach while Jonathan Trott, who represented England in 52 Tests, is the batting consultant. Former New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel (24 Test matches) is the spin consultant, former England pace bowler Jon Lewis (one Test) is the fast-bowling coach while ex-England wicket-keeper James Foster (seven Tests) is the wicket-keeping consultant.

Their combined Test experience is 190 Tests which is over 100 more than the Indian coaching staff's experience. The combined experience of head coach Ravi Shastri (80 Tests), batting coach Vikram Rathour (6 Tests), bowling coach Bharat Arun (two Tests), and fielding coach R Sridhar (no Test) comes 88 Test matches.

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