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“It is a tremendous honour to be asked to be involved in this elite environment. I very much look forward to working with all the bowlers and helping them improve”

Darren Gough might be England’s fast bowling consultant ahead of November’s two-Test tour of New Zealand.

Gough, 49, took 229 wickets in 58 Tests for England between 1994 and 2003, whereas his tally of 234 wickets in 159 ODIs has solely been bettered for England by James Anderson’s 269.

The former Yorkshire and Essex seamer will work with England’s bowlers from November 5 to November 18 earlier than the primary Test in opposition to the Black Caps begins in Auckland on November 20.

Gough, who has labored for TalkSport since his retirement from cricket in 2008, stated: “It is an incredible honour to be requested to be concerned on this elite atmosphere.

“I very a lot stay up for working with all of the bowlers and serving to them enhance. I will acquire rather a lot from the expertise and to work at this degree will profit me as a coach for the long-term. I cannot wait to get cracking.”

England head coach Chris Silverwood, who performed with Gough at Yorkshire, added: “I’m delighted to have Darren on board.

“I have recognized him a very long time and his huge data and expertise at worldwide degree will drive our bowling unit ahead main into the two-match Test collection.

“He might be wonderful across the group and can settle in shortly.”

Watch England’s two-Test tour of New Zealand stay on Sky Sports Cricket from November 20. The T20 leg of the journey begins in Christchurch on Friday, stay on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30am.

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