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Ashes 2021-22: Nick Compton Fires Shots At Ashley Giles Over England’s Miserable Show

Nick Compton
Nick Compton

Former England cricketer Nick Compton has blamed the England team management and Managing Director Ashley Giles for their slumber in recent times in Test cricket. The side is currently trailing 0-3 in the series. However, as per Compton, the slide began from the India series and no one took notice of it.

Talking to Sky Sports, Nick Compton voiced his concern on the future of the Test team and asked Chris Silverwood to be replaced by a better coach. Nick and Mark Butcher both spoke about the current structure of the England test team and blamed Ashley Giles for retaining Silverwood despite his failure as a coach.

England lost the Test series against India in India and are currently trailing in the series that was played in England earlier this year.

“I would make a change now. I think Silverwood is a good man and did the best he can. Kirsten would be the right person. He understands top-level batting, he’s been there in a consistent fashion” Compton said.

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Are (managing director) (Ashley) Giles and Silverwood the problem? That’s the big question. I don’t think suddenly you come in and overhaul everything. It’s about getting the right people into the right places. I don’t think Giles has made the right appointments. I think Kirsten should have got the coaching job, someone who’s more skilled, with experience of taking teams to No 1 in the world, who has won World Cups.”

He further spoke about the appointment as Gary Kirsten as the next England coach would solve a lot of problems. Kirsten was the coach of the Indian cricket team when they won the 2011 ICC World Cup under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.

Chris Silverwood

“With all due respect to Silverwood, he’s given his absolute best, but he hasn’t had the long-term experience of being a head coach. As well as giving him complete autonomy with the selection, it’s a huge role to take on. The selection has been pretty abysmal in this series, it obviously hasn’t worked. He could have stayed as the bowling coach, I think Kirsten would have been the right man to take on this role.”

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