Former seamer Darren Gough has been appointed as England’s quick bowling guide for the warm-up interval main into November’s two-test tour of New Zealand, the nation’s cricket board (ECB) stated on Wednesday.
Gough claimed 229 wickets in 58 checks for England between 1994 and 2003.
“I’m delighted to have Darren on board,” England head coach Chris Silverwood stated in an announcement.
“I have known him a long time and his vast knowledge and experience at international level will drive our bowling unit forward leading into the two-match test series. He will be excellent around the group and will settle in quickly.”
England are and not using a bowling coach after Silverwood was promoted to go coach’s position earlier this month.
Gough, a former Yorkshire group mate of Silverwood, will be a part of the check squad in Auckland on Nov. 5 and can work with the tempo assault for 2 weeks earlier than the primary check in Mount Maunganui which begins on Nov. 21.
“It is a tremendous honour to be asked by Chris Silverwood and Ashley Giles to be involved in this elite environment,” Gough stated.
“I will gain a lot from the experience and to work at this level will benefit me as a coach for the long-term.”