Cricket

England appoint Gough as fast-bowling consultant

2019-10-31 11:10
Darren Gough
Darren Gough (PA)

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

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