Darren Gough has been appointed as a fast bowling consultant for England’s two-Test series in New Zealand later this month.
Gough has little coaching experience but took 229 Test wickets and is a former county team-mate of new England head coach Chris Silverwood.
After Silverwood’s promotion, England lack a full-time bowling coach. Gough appears an unlikely candidate for the role, given his media commitments, but England could use a series of short-term appointments to fill the void left by Silverwood.
“It is a tremendous honour to be asked by Chris Silverwood and Ashley Giles to be involved in this elite environment,” Gough said. “I will gain a lot from the experience and to work at this level will benefit me as a coach for the long term. I can’t wait to get cracking.
“I very much look forward to working with all the bowlers and helping them improve.”
Gough has previously been involved a little with England squads, working as an adviser for the Under-19 squad this summer and working with the Test side before a Test against the West Indies in 2017.
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