Tourists pulled off an innings and 65 runs in their first Test of Silverwood's reign at Mount Maunganui, so they have to win in Hamilton to pull the line.
Giles said: "Joe is our leader and he's moving us forward". "It doesn't all fall on the captain", Stokes said.
Strauss, whose time as captain from 2006-12 peaked when England were world No 1 in the test rankings, has backed Root to find form with the bat in the second test at Seddon Park and "bounce back" after low scores (2 and 11) in Mount Maunganui.
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"He is England captain and there's no one else to do it".
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Asad Shafiq (9) was next to fall, edging behind off the bowling of Starc as the lights began to take effect on the playing arena. Smith achieved the feat on Day 2 of the second and final Test against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
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Silverwood is set to return to England on November 30, after the close of the second day's play of the second Test in Hamilton.
"We have to work with him to make sure his game is in the best shape and has enough time to use it away from the captain's pressure". New Zealand are looking very confident and I see them being tough to beat in this match.
"There is a renewed focus on Test cricket and there are some young players in this team". And sometimes that criticism is unfair, I would say. We are going to make mistakes.
"That's the main thing for us now: making Jofra aware that we've got his back". But if results do not improve, well, you only have to look at the many other departures around the European Central Bank - particularly at Loughborough - since Giles was appointed to know he is not afraid to make tough decisions if he thinks they're necessary. The problem is that in a best-of-two series England now have to win to draw the series while New Zealand can play for a draw and hope to pick up the pieces if England implode trying to push for a result.
It was a message reiterated by England's new head coach, Silverwood, who also suggested the team were at the start of a "new sort of era". "Making sure that when it comes to practice he's just one of the lads and he's anxious about his batting and that's it". According to him, Root is the best player of England but at the moment he is going through a lot of pressure.