England National Cricket Team head coach Chris Silverwood has said that his job has come under scrutiny but he would love to help effect some changes within the county structures.
England lost the 5-match Ashes series by losing the first three games back-to-back. England lost the first match by 9 wickets at the Gabba, the second game by 275 runs at Adelaide Oval and the third game by an innings and 14 runs at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
However, they managed to avoid the 5-0 whitewash with a hard-fought draw in the fourth Test at Sydney Cricket Ground. Also, England lost the last match of the series by 146 runs at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
Since winning the game against India in Chennai last year England have lost 10 Tests out of 14 and won only one. Also, with the poor performance in the Ashes, skipper Joe Root and Silverwood’s position has come under intense scrutiny.
I Think I’m A Good Coach – Chris Silverwood
The England head coach Chris Silverwood has said that he is a “ good coach ” and he would love to continue as a head coach of the National team.
“ My job is going to be under scrutiny, But I would love to help effect those changes within the county structures, and I would like to put some of this right. I think I’m a good coach and I would love to be given that opportunity, but there are certain things that are out of my hands at the moment.
“With the situation, we’ve been living in, I try to work through things with them, rather than shout or growl.”
Chris Silverwood also said that he is not a finished article as a coach. He asserted:
“But there will be aspects I’ve got to reflect on because I’m not a finished article as a coach and I want to get better all the time. 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? I don’t know. I believe they’re still playing for us, I think what we saw was players that are tired.”
“It was hard to watch. At times, you were thinking, just get stuck in. Let’s show that fight, but we didn’t have that. And there is no point saying we did because we clearly didn’t. We’ve got to get to the bottom of why that is, and try to make a difference,” he added.
During England’s horrible Ashes campaign only a couple of players performed well consistently. Meanwhile, Silverwood has said that the team need to start looking at options outside as well.
“We’ve certainly got to look at what is out there as well, One of the things I will be doing is speaking to the scouts, the performance director. What have we got out there? Do we need to make changes?”
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