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Pace bowling coach is promoted to the top job and tasked with regaining the Ashes and making England the undisputed white ball kings of the world...

"As it stands, England are 7/2 in the betting behind the hosts who are 3/1 favourites, with defending champions West Indies at 8/1."

England are 7/2 to win next year's Twenty20 World Cup after Chris Silverwood was named as the team's new head coach.

"Outstanding candidate"

Silverwood, who has worked as the team's fast bowling coach since last year, will coach England in the red and white ball versions of the game.

He succeeds Trevor Baylis who leaves after four years in charge. Former-South Africa coach Gary Kirsten was said to be in contention for the role, as well as ex-England captain Alec Stewart, but Silverwood was described as "the outstanding candidate" by director of cricket Ashley Giles.

Giles praised Silverwood's vision, specifically his ideas about how England can regain the Ashes in the Test series Down Under in 2021/22. In the meantime, his first assignment will be to prepare England for this winter's tours of New Zealand and South Africa.

England eye World Cup double

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Next autumn, they will go to Australia for the Twenty20 World Cup. As it stands, England are 7/2 in the betting behind the hosts who are 3/1 favourites, with defending champions West Indies at 8/1.

England should be among the leading contenders for the title, which they won in 2010, after their dramatic triumph at the ICC ODI World Cup this summer. Silverwood, and captain Eoin Morgan, would love to put both titles in England's hands at the same time.

The five Twenty20 matches they'll play in New Zealand this autumn should give us a good indication of their chances.

Max Liu,

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