IND vs ENG: England Coach Chris Silverwood Says “Not Reluctant To Change Winning Combination”


England head coach Chris Silverwood on Wednesday mentioned that he is not going to hesitate to comply with the rotation coverage regardless of the visiting aspect successful the primary Test in opposition to India. England defeated India by 227 runs within the first Test on the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. James Anderson produced three of the very best deliveries to dismiss Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane, and Rishabh Pant. During the Sri Lanka tour, England adopted the rotation coverage and performed Stuart Broad within the first Test whereas pacer James Anderson was picked within the enjoying XI for the second Test.

Silverwood mentioned he isn’t reluctant to vary the successful mixture regardless of understanding India will bounce again onerous.

“I’m not reluctant to change a winning team now if it’s the best thing to do for the players and the team and the longevity of it,” Silverwood mentioned within the digital press convention shared by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday.

“You run the risk of the result being different, you could play the same team and the result would be different because we know India will come back hard.

“We know they’re an excellent staff and we have got the utmost respect for them,” he added.

Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler is rested for the last three Tests and Ben Foakes might get a chance to play on Saturday.

“Ben is wanting good and has been coaching onerous and clearly having this chance coming his approach has given him an incredible focus during the last couple of weeks,” said Silverwood.

“I do not see it as weakening, I see it as a possibility for individuals to return in and present what they will do as nicely as a result of final time he was within the subcontinent he was very profitable. So I’m wanting ahead to him,” he added.

England’s winning start against India in their ICC World Test Championship campaign has kept alive the visiting side’s hopes of making the final of the nine-team competition.

The victory at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday lifted England to first place with 70.2 percentage points on the table and they’ve improved their chances of securing one of the three series results in their favour that could see them through to the final: 3-1, 3-0 or 4-0.


New Zealand have already certified for the ultimate successful 70 per cent of their matches (with no different collection scheduled) whereas India and Australia stay in competition for the opposite place together with England.

India and England will now play the second Test from Saturday.

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