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Chris Silverwood’s England brief is to reinvent Root as batsman and captain

• We want a coach to give Joe more support, says Giles
• Team culture also an issue as England player profiles rise

It caused restless nights in the lead-up to the appointment, but Ashley Giles is pleased to have broken the cycle of England head coaches coming from overseas. And now with Chris Silverwood in place, the hope is that Joe Root’s best years with the bat are unlocked.

Speaking about what he called “the biggest decision” of his first year as director of England cricket, Giles insisted he did not choose on nationality but Silverwood – only the second homegrown men’s head coach this century after Peter Moores – emerged as the best candidate regardless.

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Chris Silverwood’s England brief is to reinvent Root as batsman and captain

• We want a coach to give Joe more support, says Giles
• Team culture also an issue as England player profiles rise

It caused restless nights in the lead-up to the appointment, but Ashley Giles is pleased to have broken the cycle of England head coaches coming from overseas. And now with Chris Silverwood in place, the hope is that Joe Root’s best years with the bat are unlocked.

Speaking about what he called “the biggest decision” of his first year as director of England cricket, Giles insisted he did not choose on nationality but Silverwood – only the second homegrown men’s head coach this century after Peter Moores – emerged as the best candidate regardless.

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