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England name Chris Silverwood as new head coach after Trevor Bayliss departure

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England named Chris Silverwood as his new coach, with former player replacing Trevor Bayliss.

Bayliss left office at the end of his contract after Ashes's 2-2 draw with Australia, allowing the Australians to keep the ballot box.

Silverwood was previously a bowling coach in England and has now been promoted to coach with an ECB selection panel agreeing that he "was the most outstanding candidate for the post."

"We are delighted to confirm Chris as England's head coach," said England men's cricket director Ashley Giles.

“We went through a complete process and reviewed all the options that were available to us. Chris was the outstanding candidate.

“I believe he is what we need to get our international teams moving forward.

"He's someone we know well, but it's his intimate understanding of our structures and systems and his close relationship with Test Captain Joe Root and white ball captain Eoin Morgan that will help us develop our plans for years to come."

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 team.

Silverwood is only the second Englishman to coach the full-time national team since 1999.

"I plan to continue the excellent work that has been done over the past five years and develop our future, especially in the testing arena," said Silverwood.

“I enjoyed working with players over the past two seasons and developing the best crop of talent in the English game.

"I am excited to start and form teams" of which the whole game can be proud.

“There is a tremendous amount of talent, and there is huge potential for growth. The hard work starts now and I am confident that we can have a positive impact during our winter tours in New Zealand and South Africa. ”

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