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Paul Collingwood becomes England’s Head Coach

England has been following a ‘rotation system’ for cricketers for a long time. To reduce the physical and mental stress, cricketers are being rested in different series from time to time without playing.

England is following the same path in the case of coaches. They will travel to the West Indies next January to play a five-match T20 series. Regular coach Chris Silverwood will rest on that tour. He will be replaced by former captain Paul Collingwood as head coach.

Silverwood has taken a break from various series several times in the last 18 months due to the crowded schedule in the international arena. Collingwood, who replaced him, has been England’s assistant coach in the last Twenty20 World Cup. He is also in charge of the ongoing Ashes. However, Collingwood, the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup winning captain, returned to the UK last week to spend time with his family at Christmas. He will then travel to the West Indies with the team in mid-January.

Collingwood played in the ODI series against Ireland in the absence of Silverwood in 2020. Graham Thorpe also played in the T20 series against Pakistan at the end of the summer. After the T20 World Cup, Silverwood expressed his desire to be a coach in all three formats. But his coaching is now in question. Because England has lost the first two matches of the ongoing Ashes.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will announce the squad for the Caribbean tour next week. The five-match T20 series will start on January 22. The remaining matches of the series will be on January 23, 26, 29 and 30. All matches in the series will be at Kenningston Oval in Barbados. The T20 series will start just four days after the Ashes. England and Pakistan will play a three-match Test series in March after the T20.

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