Chris Silverwood wants to continue his job despite humiliating Ashes defeat

Chris Silverwood wants to continue his job despite humiliating Ashes defeat

Chris Silverwood, England’s troubled head coach, has expressed his wish to remain in his post despite overseeing a humbling Ashes defeat in Australia and will commence his planning for March’s Test tour of the Caribbean “until I’m told differently”.
 
In the wake of their 4-0 humiliating defeat, Silverwood is one of a number of England decision-makers whose jobs have come in danger. Joe Root, the Test captain, has also stated his wish to continue, while Ashley Giles, the managing director who is charged with writing the report on England’s latest Ashes debacle, spoke of the need for “systemic change”.
 
With less than six weeks before England set off again for three Tests in the Caribbean, it is not yet reported whether the ECB will look to make quick decisions on the future of coach and captain or wait to make a full assessment of the fall-out from events in Australia.
 
Much of the talks about England’s batting collapses in Australia – where they failed to reach 300 in ten innings, and were dismissed for fewer than 200 on six occasions – has centered on the structure of the domestic game, with Root stating that county cricket isn’t preparing players up to the mark for the step-up to Tests.
Silverwood admits his job is going to be under scrutiny
“I accept the job I’m it comes with that level of criticism and the uncertainty as well,” Silverwood told reporters in Hobart. Until I’m told differently I’ll start planning for the West Indies. I want to carry on but there are decisions above that will be made. My job is going to be under scrutiny. There will be a review when we get home and part and parcel of that will be my job.”
 
“I think given some changes that I think we need within the county structures, I would love to help affect those changes, and I would like to put some of this right,” Silverwood said. “I think I can do that. I think I’m a good coach and I would love to be given that opportunity but it’s out of my hands at the moment.
 
“I’m not scared of showing my teeth,” said Silverwood. “Especially with the situation we’ve been living in, I try to work through things with them, rather than shout at them or growl at them. I have growled at them a couple of times on this trip. I’m not afraid to show my teeth, but you sometimes wonder in hindsight whether I should do it more. But then does it make it less effective?”

Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.

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