The England Cricket Board has appointed the former English pacer Darren Gough as a fast bowling consultant for the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand starting from November 21st. Gough has vast knowledge of bowling in international cricket format and he is undoubtedly one of the most experienced pacers of England cricket team. As a result, England has roped in the brilliant right-arm fast bowler for the next prestigious tournament against Black Caps. Gough will join the England Test squad in Auckland on November 5th and will work with the talented pacing unit till November 18th during the support period in Whangarei.
The legendary pacer Gough expressed his feelings after being appointed as the bowling consultant of England National Cricket Team. He said, “I very much look forward to working with all the bowlers and helping them improve.” “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”.
The 49-year-old pacing spearhead represented his country across ODI and Test formats of cricket for 12 years. In this glorious career, he grabbed a total of 229 wickets from just 58 Test matches at an average rate of 28.39. In One Day International games, he is still England’s second-highest wicket-taker with 234 wickets at an average of 26.42 from 159 matches. With so many great achievements he is now all set to guide young and talented English cricketers for their next cricketing assignment in New Zealand.
Both England and New Zealand will start their prestigious T20I campaign against each other from November 1st till November 11th across the astonishing venues of New Zealand. This will be then followed by a two-match Test series between both the teams which is scheduled to be held from November 21st till December 3rd. It will be interesting to see whether the hosts will be able to dominate the strong visitors in the important tournament or the English cricketers will once again turn the tables against ‘Black Caps’ in their own den.
England squad for T20I series: Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (Captain), James Vince, Joe Denly, Matt Parkinson, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Jonny Bairstow (Wicket-Keeper), Sam Billings, Tom Banton, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordon, Lewis Gregory, Pat Brown, and Saqib Mahmood