Essex's Chris Silverwood set to become England bowling coach

ANI | Updated: Nov 01, 2017 15:06 IST

Essex's Chris Silverwood set to become England bowling coach

Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov 1 (ANI): Chris Silverhood is reportedly all set to leave county champions Essex and take up the role of England's new bowling coach on full-time basis at the end of the Ashes series in Australia .

The 42-year-old, who recently guided Essex to the 2017 County Championship title, will succeed Ottis Gibson who left the position to become South Africa head coach .

It should be noted that Silvewood would not start his stint until the New Year i .e only after the five-match Ashes series Down Under .

Silverwood, however, will travel to Australia as a partof the England Lions coaching set-up later this month, Sport24 reported .

Meanwhile, former New Zealand speedster Shane Bond has been roped in as a bowling consultant with England on a temporary basis for the first two Ashes Tests .

Silverwood has appeared in six Tests and seven ODIs for England between 1996 and 2002 besides serving a player-coach stint with Zimbabwe domestic side Mashonaland Eagles in 2009 .(ANI)