England appoint Essex head coach Chris Silverwood as fast-bowling coach

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Silverwood will take over after the Ashes (Source: Getty)

Essex head coach Chris Silverwood will replace Ottis Gibson as England's fast bowling coach, but he is not expected take over until after the Ashes.

Silverwood guided Essex to a remarkable Championship title this summer, the county's first for a quarter of a century, in their first season after being promoted from Division Two.

The former England, Yorkshire and Middlesex seamer will be the first Englishman in 11 years to oversee the national set-up's fast bowlers.

He takes over from the West Indian Gibson who left at the end of the summer to become the new head coach of South Africa.

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England's Ashes campaign begins in three weeks yet the 42-year-old will not step into his new post until the new year, with former New Zealand pace bowler Shane Bond having already been appointed on a consultancy basis for at least the first two Ashes Tests in Australia.

Silverwood will also fulfil a commitment to work with the England's Lions squad during their training camp in Australia next month.

He was capped six times for England as a player, with his last appearance coming during the 2002/03 Ashes tour in Australia.

England are already training in Australia, with year's series set to start on 23 November in Brisbane.

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