England experience a boon for Chris Silverwood but it’s a big step up | Vic Marks

Chris Silverwood knows England’s cricketers and selectors well but the erstwhile bowling coach has taken on a great deal of extra responsibility

In becoming only the second Englishman in two decades to be appointed as the national head coach, Chris Silverwood represents less of a risk than the man to precede him, Peter Moores.

Moores, who was – bizarrely – given the post twice in 2007 and 2014, was first handed the job with undue haste after the departure of Duncan Fletcher at the end of the World Cup in the Caribbean; seven years later he was chosen to replace Andy Flower.

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