The Ashes 2021/22: Graham Thorpe to oversee England’s first preparations in the absence of Chris Silverwood | Cricket news

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Head coach Silverwood will oversee the climax of England’s ICC T20 World Cup campaign before he and the main coaching team travel to Australia to begin their 14-day quarantine period; Jonathan Trott Named Hitting Consultant to England Support Team and Lions Coaches

Last Updated: 11/05/21 12:57 pm

England's hitting coach Graham Thorpe will be assisted by elite bowling coach Jon Lewis prior to Chris Silverwood's arrival in Australia.

England’s hitting coach Graham Thorpe will be assisted by elite bowling coach Jon Lewis prior to Chris Silverwood’s arrival in Australia.

England’s men’s assistant coach Graham Thorpe will spearhead the ashes preparation period when testing specialists and lions arrive in Australia this weekend.

Former England batsman Thorpe takes over as head coach Chris Silverwood oversees the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup campaign, which could conclude with Eoin Morgan’s men in the final on 14 November.

Silverwood would have to complete a 14-day quarantine period on the Gold Coast along with other members of England’s leading coaching team, including assistant coach Paul Collingwood, elite spinning coach Jeetan Patel, and wicketkeeping consultant James Foster before be able to join the Ashes. party in Brisbane.

Joining Thorpe will be elite bowling coach Jon Lewis. The Lions contingent will have a wealth of experience, including Carl Hopkinson (elite field coach), Bruce French (ground maintenance consultant) and Jonathan Trott (hitting consultant). The set-up will be completed by Kent’s talent trail head Min Patel and Nottinghamshire coach Ant Botha who have been seconded by the county network for the tour.

They will be based alongside the playing group on the Gold Coast during their 14-day quarantine period before moving to Brisbane to play two preparation matches within the team later this month.

Bruce French (right, pictured with England’s Jos Buttler) is a field maintenance consultant for the England support team and coaches for the Lions.

The expanded England Men’s squad and the Lions squad will arrive in Australia on Saturday before the Ashes Series, which kicks off December 8 in Gabba.

Cricket Australia is working with the Queensland government and Queensland Health to prioritize the health and safety of the community, players and support staff.

Commenting on the appointments for the Australia tour, ECB Chief Performance Officer Mo Bobat said: “We are looking forward to starting our preparation period on the Gold Coast ahead of the Ashes and Lions Tour respectively.

“The selected coaching team has an excellent combination of credentials based on experiences through the England road and the county game in general.

“In addition to specialized experience, we have people on our coaching team who have been successful in Australian conditions, which will benefit the preparation of players before the competitive experiences of Ashes and Lions.

“During the period until the end of the warm-up matches, the coaching team will assist both groups of players. However, once we start the final preparation for the first round of Ashes, we will split into two different groups with Los Lions prepare for their four-day match against Australia A on December 9. “

England Men’s Coaches Team – Ashes Tour

Head Coach: Chris Silverwood

Assistant Coaches: Paul Collingwood, Graham Thorpe

Bowling at an elite pace: Jon Lewis

Elite spin bowling: Jeetan Patel

Wicket Maintenance Consultant: James Foster

England Support and Lions Coaching Team – Australia Tour

Elite Field Coach: Carl Hopkinson

Batting Advisor: Jonathan Trott

Wicket Maintenance Consultant: Bruce French

Coaching Consultant: Ant Botha

Spinning Bowling Consultant: Min Patel

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