England coach Chris Silverwood wants Test team to get the basics right

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Chris Silverwood preached a return to the old-fashioned values of batting time and relentlessness with the ball as the new England men’s coach outlined his vision of a Test team who can regain the Ashes in two years’ time.

The 44-year-old Yorkshireman, who steps up from the role of England’s bowling coach following a title-winning spell in charge at Essex, was presented at Lord’s on Thursday. Ashley Giles, the director of cricket who appointed him, praised an “outstanding” home-grown coach whose strong relationships can link up the national team with the domestic game and make them “the most respected” in the world.

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