England are on the lookout for a brand new head coach to succeed Chris Silverwood.
Silverwood left the function following this winter’s Ashes mauling and the highest precedence of England’s new managing director of males’s cricket Rob Key shall be filling the publish forward of this summer season’s house Check sequence towards New Zealand.
Right here the PA information company takes a take a look at a few of the attainable contenders for the pinnacle coach place.
The previous Australia batter comes with a spread of expertise in several codecs on his CV, which may show useful if pink and white ball teaching duties are break up. Katich performed worldwide cricket for 9 years and has loads of data of the English county circuit having represented Durham, Yorkshire, Hampshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire throughout his profession. The 46-year-old additionally has teaching expertise within the Indian Premier League as an assistant at Kolkata Knight Riders and head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, in addition to taking cost of the Manchester Originals males’s group within the inaugural Hundred.
Ford already has earlier expertise working with Key having been director of cricket at Kent the place Key was captain. The South African, 61, had two spells as Sri Lanka head coach both aspect of a stint at Surrey earlier than, in 2017, taking cost of Eire. Ford oversaw 102 internationals with Eire and led them of their first-ever Check match towards Pakistan in 2018 stepping down from the publish final November.
Kirsten scored over 14,000 runs for South Africa and he has loved notable success since changing into a coach as properly. He led India to World Cup glory in 2011 earlier than returning to the Proteas and serving to them attain the highest of the world Check rankings the next yr. Kirsten has beforehand expressed an curiosity within the England function and had interviewed for it earlier than being leapfrogged by Silverwood. Extra lately the 54-year-old was appointed batting coach at IPL franchise Gujarat Titans and is ready to educate Welsh Fireplace on this yr’s Hundred.
Collingwood already has some expertise within the place after being appointed interim head coach for England’s Check tour of the West Indies earlier this yr, which they misplaced 1-0. The previous Durham all-rounder, 45, is not any stranger to success together with his nation both, captaining England to their first international trophy with victory on the 2010 World T20 and enjoying a component in three Ashes sequence triumphs. Earlier than changing into England’s interim coach, Collingwood was an assistant beneath Silverwood and likewise took cost of the T20 Caribbean tour in January.
Langer, 51, has been talked about as a attainable England candidate since stepping down as Australia coach in February. He took the job within the midst of the Australian ball-tampering scandal in 2018 and had loved multi-format success with the aspect within the final six months, guiding them to the World T20 title earlier than retaining the Ashes with a complete 4-0 win on house turf. As a participant, the prolific left-hander made 105 Check appearances opening the batting for Australia and had county stints with Middlesex and Somerset.
Throughout a glittering 14-year worldwide enjoying profession for New Zealand, Fleming turned the primary Kiwi to move 7,000 Check runs, doing so in his last sequence towards England in 2008. The 49-year-old former Black Caps skipper, who had stints as an abroad participant at Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Middlesex, has additionally constructed up teaching expertise with Chennai Tremendous Kings within the IPL, the place he has been since 2009 and is probably the most profitable coach within the match’s historical past with 4 titles.