England head coach Chris Silverwood believes the ongoing Test series against India could go down in history as one of the greatest ever, alongside the legendary 2005 Ashes.
The series has been fascinating so far, with some intense battles between James Anderson and Virat Kohli, Joe Root continuing his career-best form and several dramatic batting collapses.
When asked if he felt the series could be remembered as fondly as the 2005 Ashes series is, Silverwood said: "You’d hope so.
"Maybe it will be one of those series that we’ll look back on and go 'wow, that was fantastic'. There’s been some good cricket already by both sides and we know India are a very good side.
"They’re difficult to beat but what we’re showing is we’ve the class to do that and match them.
"We’ve been behind before, gone 1-0 down and come back to win the series, and we’re going to keep challenging to do that. If we do we’ll see some great cricket."
Silverwood also paid tribute to Root, who became England's most successful Test captain with the win at Headingley.
"There is potential there for him to be one of the great England captains," Silverwood said.
"It's great that Joe has got that record, nobody can take that away from him, he has achieved that. If we win the Ashes we can have this conversation again.
"I think he is learning all the time. At Lord's he reflected on some of the decisions he made, and so did I, he learns as he is going along, that is a great characteristic for a captain to have.
"He can reflect back honestly on what happened and make a difference and he certainly made a difference this game.
"Joe and I have a very good and strong relationship. We get on well and set the game plan up, when I first came in we decided what type of cricket we want to play. We both stuck to that task and help each other out.
"To see him go on and become England's most successful Test captain was superb, something I have been looking forward to seeing for a while.
"To see him get over the line and become the most successful captain, and equally see him be so successful with the bat, is just fantastic.
"He is in a great place at the moment and I really enjoy watching him."
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