Silverwood insists he remains the right man to coach England despite Ashes woes

England head coach Chris Silverwood has insisted he remains the right man for the job, despite their struggles in the ongoing Ashes series against Australia.

England are 2-0 down in the series, having been beaten by nine wickets in the first Test in Brisbane and by 275 runs in the second Test in Adelaide.

Their team selection for the first two Tests has come in for criticism, with the omissions of James Anderson and Stuart Broad at the Gabba and the decisions to drop Jack Leach and rest Mark Wood in Adelaide questioned.

However, Silverwood, who became England's chief selector after Ed Smith was sacked in April, said he would pick the same two teams again when asked by the BBC.

"To be honest, I would," he said. "There is always going to be divided opinion. You pick a team and not everybody's going to agree with you."

He then doubled down on that assertion in his press conference on Tuesday, adding: "I don't [accept we got it wrong].

"We picked the best attack for those conditions and you look at the attack we had out, there's a lot of experience.

"I was happy with that attack this game and I was happy with that attack last game as well."

However, with England 2-0 down in the Ashes and with only four wins in 14 Test matches this year, Silverwood is under pressure.

"Am I the right man to help the players get better? Yes, I believe I am. We have had those honest chats and I believe I have the right coaching staff around me to make that happen as well.

"When you take a job like this, you accept that your job is on the line. You are under pressure constantly. But I do believe I'm the right man for the job."

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