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Paul Collingwood is the leading candidate for England’s limited-overs coaching job

Following the dismissal of Chris Silverwood and the resignation of Joe Root as Test captain due to poor performances, England has chosen to make some immediate changes to their system in order to push their cricket to the next level. They have named ace all-rounder Ben Stokes as Test captain and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum as a red-ball coach.

At the same time, England Cricket was looking for a separate coach for their white-ball setup, and their quest has now come to a conclusion after they considered an experienced candidate who has also spent considerable time with the team. Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood is the subject of the debate.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to split the red- and white-ball coaching roles, according to the report. “An appetite to appoint a home-grown candidate combined with a lofty global standing in limited-overs cricket should result in England plumping for Paul Collingwood as their new white-ball coach ahead of an Australian,” the report added.

Collingwood was the English team’s interim coach during a bilateral series in the West Indies that included five T20Is and three Test matches. After the Three Lions’ 0-4 Ashes defeat in Australia in December-January, Chris Silverwood stood down from the position.

England’s Caribbean tour was equally dismal, as they lost the T20Is 2-3 and then went on to lose the Test series 0-1 with the first two games ending in a deadlock.