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.

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