The Telegraph – It is a challenging time to be the new England fast bowling coach.
- Chris Silverwood started work this week with the England team and his job will be to nurture the pace bowling the side so badly lacked in the Ashes series.
- He will also oversee the transition from the James Anderson-Stuart Broad era as England’s two highest wicket-takers are due to retire on Silverwood’s watch.
- Silverwood, who played six Tests for England from 1998-2002, could bowl quick himself and reckons he hit 94mph at his peak in a playing career that started at Yorkshire and ended at Middlesex.
- Wood is English cricket’s quickest bowler at the moment but Silverwood believes there are others in the county game.
- Silverwood also likes Saqib Mahmood of Lancashire while Leicestershire’s Zak Chappell is on England’s watch list as well.