Wood, who landed closely on his proper shoulder whereas fielding on the fourth night of the second Test, was nonetheless capable of contact speeds of 94mph throughout a hostile however ineffective spell on the ultimate morning. However, the hassle brought on him clear ache – not least when he jarred the identical shoulder after tumbling in his followthrough – and Silverwood mentioned he could be carefully monitored by the England medical workforce forward of the third Test, which will get underway at Headingley on August 25.
“The medics are working on him, we’ll find out more in the next couple of days,” Silverwood mentioned on the morning after England’s 151-run loss. “We will make a decision, along with him and our medics, closer to the time. But if he’s not right, he’s not right. I certainly won’t push him into playing if he tells me he’s not right. I will look after him.”
“I saw Joe took that on himself in the interview afterwards, but it’s a collective and I’m part of that as well,” Silverwood mentioned. “Emotions ran high, there’s no doubt about it. They obviously targeted Jimmy in that first innings, so we went back hard at them as well. We tried to go toe-to-toe with them, but what we could have done better is shift from that tactic back to Plan A, and hitting the top of off.
“I do not thoughts the aggressive method,” he added. “One factor we have now to turn out to be good at is eradicating lower-order batsmen. But equally I’d like to provide some credit score to the Indian batsmen as properly. I assumed they dealt with the scenario very well. They navigated their approach by it and put their workforce in a very sturdy place. They should take some credit score however equally we have now to have a look at our ways.”
However, Silverwood had nothing but praise for the manner in which Wood himself had interpreted those tactics, especially given that his fierce extraction of India’s top three earlier in the innings – including Rohit Sharma on the hook and Cheteshwar Pujara with a lifter late on the fourth evening – had been instrumental in setting up England’s victory chance.
“What he did for the workforce, and the hassle to bowl at 90mph with a sore shoulder, it simply reveals how a lot he cares concerning the workforce and the way a lot he cares about enjoying for England, and the way passionate he’s,” Silverwood said.
“It was an outstanding effort. I’m very happy with him for what he did there. He’ll be making an attempt his greatest to prepare for Leeds, and I’ll give him each probability to be match, however on the similar time, it’s massively vital that we glance after Woody. He is a prized asset. We have discovered ourselves within the place, whenever you lose Archer and [Olly] Stone, we have now received one man left that may bowl that quick.”
“There’s nonetheless no time restrict on it, to be sincere,” he said. “The vital factor is that Ben is okay, his household are okay, and that he comes again sturdy, and when he when re-enters the body, he is prepared in his mindset to come back again to carry out for England, like we all know he can.
“I’m certainly not pushing him for an answer. I don’t think that would be the right thing to do. There’s people around him, supporting him, and when he’s ready to come back in, obviously we’ll welcome him back with open arms.
“But till then he’ll get all of the assist he wants. There’s no pushing from my perspective, I do not suppose you’ll be able to push these points. I’ll wait.”
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“I’ve received to maintain my eyes and ears open, and my thoughts open to all recommendations, and it is definitely one thing that we’ll be speaking about this night in choice, after we all get collectively,” Silverwood said. “It’s not like I’m not in contact with these guys.I’ve seen them over the varied codecs and my relationship with these guys is excellent. I’m fairly near them so I would not say you’ll be able to’t do it.
“I don’t think there is any ideal process out there. We have to make the best of what we’ve got,” he added. “It’s difficult to bring people in from, say, the Hundred or the Royal London Cup. To throw them into Test cricket, we’ve seen that the pressure is huge in this series. It’s being played with a lot of passion, which is great to see, but it is a difficult transition.
“You’ve received to do what’s greatest for the workforce, in the end, and discover one of the best ways of progressing England to a spot the place huge first-innings runs – and second-innings runs – are available in on a constant foundation.”
For the time being, however, Silverwood urged his players to use their week off wisely before reconvening at Headingley with fresh minds, safe in the knowledge that they have battled back from 1-0 deficits before, both in the 2019 Ashes, and in their 3-1 victory in South Africa the following winter.
“We’ve received somewhat bit area now, to allow them to go residence, spend a little bit of time with their households, relax somewhat bit, and clear their minds and are available again contemporary.
“It’s not a position that we’re not used to. We’ve been in this position before, so I’ve made sure that we remember those feelings, remember those times, and how we did it. They’ve got the belief that they can do it, because they have done it before.”
Andrew Miller is UK editor of ESPNcricinfo. @miller_cricket