Back in 2015, when England faced the humiliation of exiting the WC without the quarterfinals, the board did not hesitated to take the hard-measures. Peter Moores was blamed for the poor performances and the coach was fired.

After nearly 4 years, the scenario has returned. While England have done their bits in the ODI set up and won their maiden World cup, their test performance, especially against their arch-rivals has spiraled-down over the years. They lost the Ashes by 4 – 0 in down under in 2017 – 2018, drawn the 2019 Ashes and again lost by 4 – 0 in 2021 – 2022.

Silverwood, Thorpe and Ashely Giles have already bear the brunt and now the ECB has some work to do to appoint a full-time coach who can turn around their fortunes in the test arena.

While there are plenty of potential people willing to take up the coaching role, Sir Andrew Strauss surprised everyone when he did not ruled out the possibility of on-boarding Justin Langer for the coaching role, if the coach will be let go by Cricket Australia, the chances of which are high.

“I know him well,” Strauss said. “On the surface, he’s done a very good job of things with the Australian cricket team. So I wouldn’t rule him out, but I’m sure there are plenty of others as well.”

The dynamics would become interesting if Langer would be released by CA from his coaching role. Vaughan has already lent support to Langer to become England’s coach if CA does not extend his contract.