During the prestigious Ashes series, David Saker will rejoin the England squad as the fast bowling coach. Saker, who is presently a member of the England white-ball team, has volunteered to assist with the red-ball coaching responsibilities for a little time. While working as a support staff member for the T20 World Cup 2022, he was approached by Test captain Ben Stokes last year.
Saker served as England’s bowling coach from 2010 until 2015. He participated in the England team’s successful Ashes campaigns in 2010–2011 and 2013. From 2016 and 2019, he played a similar role for Australia. According to Saker, he doesn’t expect to play much Test cricket but is excited to play in the Ashes. When Ben expressed his desire to play in the Ashes, Saker initially wasn’t sure if he wanted to participate due to his busy schedule, even though Rob Key had already mentioned it. However, when Stokesy (presumably Ben Stokes) urged him to join, Saker quickly agreed because of the event’s significance. Saker considers cricket to be a highly exciting sport and has experienced the Ashes from both sides. In his opinion, it is the most significant Test event.
When Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum teamed together as test captain and coach, respectively, England has been in control recently. Saker declares that he is eager to collaborate with the group. The first time I collaborated with England, it was a blast. Because they are now the best team in the world to watch, I am tremendously excited about the chance to play the Ashes with this bunch. It’s my responsibility to ensure that the players can produce on what Baz (Brendon McCullum) expects of them, he continued. “The selection committee’s decision-making process is made challenging by the necessity of having a selection of fast bowlers available. When you do, you frequently get a respectable squad.”
The 56-year-old applauded Anderson and Broad’s development in addition. “Jimmy and Broady have evolved to the point where they are so sure of themselves that they just do what they know how to do. You want your bowling league to provide that for you. I have to make sure the bowlers are following that rule. Also, it fosters a pleasant atmosphere in the changing area. There is no denying that spectators are having fun watching that Test team. Even though it may seem little, the dressing room environment has a significant impact on international cricket “Furthermore, he said. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood appear to be available with Saker as well.
Starting on June 16, there will be five Test matches in the Ashes. Incidentally, this is the first time in the Ashes’ history that England won’t host a test match in August. The first Test will start on June 16 at Edgbaston, and the second will start on July 2 at Lords. The third match between the two sides will be played at Headingley, and the remaining two tests will be played at Kia Oval and Old Trafford.