It’s going to be a very busy few months for English men’s cricket – on and off the field. After the defeats in Australia and the West Indies, major personnel changes take place, with coaching, managerial and captain positions becoming vacant.
This summer, the home fixture list begins with a three-test series against New Zealand, followed by Test, one-day and Twenty20 games against India and South Africa. The busy international schedule has “increased the need for a division of coaching roles,” he said BBC Sport. And the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced this week that it wants to recruit separate head coaches for the men’s Test and white ball teams.
One change that has already taken place is the appointment of Rob Key as Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket. The search for a new Test Captain is also underway Joe Roots resigns after five years in the role.
Former head coach Chris Silverwood was previously in charge of all formats but was sacked after Ashes’ 4-0 win Down Under. With the ECB now officially running ads for two roles, England “will return to a split coaching structure for the first time in eight years,” Roller said ESPNcricinfo. The decision to split the coaching role into two parts had been “generally anticipated” since Key’s appointment. The application process closes on May 6th and interviews are scheduled for May 9th-10th.
Key hasn’t officially approached coaches yet, but ‘contenders are emerging’ Sky sports news reported. Former India and South Africa head coach Gary Kirsten and former Surrey, Sri Lanka and Ireland coach Graham Ford have expressed interest, while former Australia batsman Simon Katich is also in attendance. Despite the link, Australians Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer “are not in line for any of the head coaching positions being advertised,” added Sky Sports News.
Stokes is to be announced
Ben Stokes was widely suggested to replace Root as skipper. and acc The mirror‘s Dean Wilson, the all-rounder, will ‘lead out’ England as the new Test captain against New Zealand at Lord’s after being ‘offered the job’ by Key. Stokes, 32, was “honored to accept the role” and “start a new era for the misfiring side,” Wilson said.
Key and Stokes met for “face-to-face talks” for the first time since the appointment of the new Cricket Director, Nick Hoult said The Telegraph. Stokes’ captaincy now goes to the ECB for ‘final confirmation’. Tomorrow Key will hold his first press conference at Lord’s and could announce Stokes’ “highly anticipated” appointment.
Stokes, who was vice-captain for most of Root’s tenure, has expressed his desire to bring in fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad after England’s two leading wicket-takers were ruled out of the West Indies tour. Stokes is “firmly convinced” he wants Broad and Anderson “back in the saddle this summer,” Hoult added. And not just for a “sentimental farewell to two legends”.
England men’s summer games 2022
England vs. New Zealand test series
- 2nd-6th June: Mr
- 10th-14th June: Trento Bridge
- 23-27 June: Emerald Headingley
England vs. India test match
England vs. India IT20 series
- July 7: Agea’s Bowl
- 9 July: Edgbaston
- July 10: Trento Bridge
One day series England vs. India
- July 12: Kia Oval
- July 14: Mr
- July 17: Emirates Old Trafford
One-day series England vs. South Africa
- July 19: By the river
- July 22: Emirates Old Trafford
- July 24: Headingley
International series Twenty20 between England and South Africa
- 27 July: The Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol
- July 28: Sophia Gardens
- July 31: Agea’s Bowl
England vs. South Africa test series
- 17-21 August: Mr
- 25-29 Aug: Emirates Old Trafford
- September 8-12: Kia Oval
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