Cape Town - Darren Gough will work as a
fast-bowling consultant with the England national team in the lead up to
the two-match Test series against New Zealand that starts next month.
A former England seamer, the now 49-year-old Gough claimed 229 wickets in 58 tests between 1994 and 2003.
England head coach Chris Silverwood said in a statement: "I'm delighted to have Darren on board.
"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 currently without a full-time bowling coach after
Silverwood was promoted to the head coach's role to replace the now
departed Trevor Bayliss.
Gough will join the England Test squad in Auckland on November 5 and
will work with the pace attack for two weeks before the first test in
Mount Maunganui which begins on November 21.
"It is a tremendous honour to be asked by Chris Silverwood and Ashley
Giles to be involved in this elite environment," said Gough.
"I will gain a lot from the experience and to work at this level will benefit me as a coach for the long-term."
- TeamTalk Media