Former England pacer Chris Silverwood has been appointed new head coach of Sri Lanka’s men national cricket team. The formal announcement on 9th April by Sri Lanka Cricket Board. He will replace Rumesh Ratnayake, who was serving as interim coach for the national side.
Chris Silverwood is expected to join the national cricket team in order to prepare for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh. He has signed a two-year deal with Sri Lanka Cricket Board. Before his appointment as England Head Coach in October 2019, Chris Silverwood has represented the national side. He has played seven one-day internationals and six Test matches for England. After England suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Australia in the Ashes series played down under.
Before replacing Trevor Bayliss as head coach of England, Silverwood also worked as bowling coach for England’s men national cricket. He was part of the team management that saw England lift their maiden ODI Cricket World Cup trophy at home in 2019.
Previously, Silverwood has worked as coach for Essex and Mashonaland Eagles. In 2017, Silverwood had a successful stint with county side Essex and help them clinch county Championship after a gap of 25 years.
Sri Lanka Cricket CEO, Ashley De Silva said that we are pleased to announce that former England pacer Chris Silverwood has named as new head coach of Sri Lanka Cricket Team. He has credible experience in coaching teams at domestic and international stage and has the quality to lead the national side in the right direction.
On the other hand, Former England coach Chris Silverwood expressed his pleasure after being named as new head coach of Sri Lanka’s men national cricket team. He said he is excited to travel to Sri Lanka and work with a talented group of players. He is expected to be with the national side ahead of their upcoming series against Bangladesh.