Silverwood’s first day as England cricket chief a real test after Ben Stokes claims

CHRIS SILVERWOOD was simply 24 hours into his new job when he noticed how Ben Stokes’ hovering profile goes past cricket.

After being appointed on Monday, the brand new England head coach was talking to Stokes about footage that emerged on Tuesday.

New England coach has already had to deal with the high profile, on and off the field, of Ben Stokes
New England coach has already needed to take care of the excessive profile, on and off the sector, of star all-rounder Ben Stokes
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The incident made Silverwood realise the 28-year-old all-rounder should be on his guard as consideration on him continues to rise.

Photos appeared to point out Stokes holding his spouse, Clare, by the neck and face at an awards dinner final week.

Clare Stokes instantly clarified she was larking round together with her husband and “squishing” one another’s faces is their manner of exhibiting affection.

Silverwood defined: “I’ve spoken to Ben and, so far as I’m involved, all of the questions have been answered. It’s completed.

“I wasn’t there however I’m proud of what I’ve been instructed, sure.

“I believe it’s most likely a lesson for everyone.

The gamers are excessive profile and also you’ve acquired to watch out as a result of harmless issues might be taken out of context when you’re not cautious.

“Ben has the toughest job as an all-rounder and he manages his time very nicely.

‘NOT LIKE THE OLD DAYS’

“The best way he trains is phenomenal and wouldn’t or not it’s good if that grew to become bathroom customary, with all gamers reaching his health ranges.”

Silverwood mentioned the group’s midnight curfew will stay and added: “I’ve not heard anyone complain about it, which has been implausible.

“It most likely places a bit of onus on how skilled issues need to be.

It’s not just like the outdated days. Occasions have moved on and the extent of professionalism is greater.”

Silverwood spent two years as England bowling coach and was confirmed as successor to Trevor Bayliss on Monday.
He gave his first media interviews at Lord’s yesterday.

The 44-year-old needs to take care of the relaxed dressing-room setting fostered below Bayliss however insists he could make robust selections.

Silverwood mentioned: “I would like a spot the place gamers really feel secure, with no concern of failure.

Ben Stokes is vital for England with bat and ball - and makes headlines on and off the pitch
Excessive-profile ace Ben Stokes is significant for England with bat and ball – but additionally makes headlines on and off the pitch
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“They will unfold their wings and fly.

“I’m fairly relaxed, chilled out, and I’ll be certain that I’m constant in entrance of the gamers so that they know what they’re getting.

“I’ll have their backs. It’s about taking stress off gamers.

“They’ve sufficient to fret about, they’re those within the highlight.”

Silverwood gained promotion and the county championship title in back-to-back seasons at Essex.

Former Essex captain James Foster mentioned his outdated boss is a grasp at protecting calm.

Foster admitted: “One of many stand-out issues was his feelings didn’t actually change whether or not we’d gained or misplaced. Gamers usually likes coaches who’re constant.

“It wasn’t a case of the hairdryer if we’d performed poorly, it was constructive suggestions.

“If Ashley Giles wished somebody to create a relaxed setting, Chris suits the temporary.


“He doesn’t slam stuff on the desk or come out with plenty of expletives.

“Chris wasn’t afraid to make robust calls if required and he was additionally a very large planner with a whole lot of consideration to element.”

England depart for New Zealand in ten days for 5 T20s and two Assessments.