Ashley Giles named as England one-day and T20 head coach
Ashley Giles is named as the new head coach of England's one-day international and Twenty20 sides
Ashley Giles has been named as England’s new one-day international and T20 head coach after the former spin bowler left his role as Warwickshire director of cricket.
The 39-year-old will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the England ODI and T20 teams, and will take charge of the sides for the first time on the current tour of India.
Andy Flower will remain as England team director and will continue to be responsible for the preparation and playing strategies for the England men’s cricket teams.
Giles will report to Flower, who will focus on the Test side.
“I am delighted to have been appointed England ODI and T20 head coach and to be given an opportunity to coach at international level,” said Giles.
“I have worked closely with Andy in recent years as a selector and am looking forward to continuing to work together and to build on the progress that has been made with the ODI and T20 sides in recent years.”
Flower added: “I’m very excited by these changes and very much looking forward to working with Ashley Giles as we look to build on the success England cricket has had in the last few years.
“The changes in my role will provide me with new challenges and the time to allow me to focus on areas that are important if England cricket is to continually improve.
“These include developing strategies to give us an opportunity for sustaining success in all three formats of the game.”