talkSPORT presenter Darren Gough has confirmed he will join England as a fast-bowling consultant for their New Zealand tour. The former England fast-bowling legend will link up with the Test squad in Auckland next week and will work with the pace bowlers ahead of the First Test in Mount Maunganui on November 21.
Gough is the presenter of the talkSPORT Drive show and talkSPORT’s lead cricket presenter for the station’s exclusive live coverage of England’s tour of South Africa starting on Boxing Day and England’s tour of India in 2021.
He will continue his role as presenter for talkSPORT’s Drive show once he returns from New Zealand and continues as talkSPORT’s lead for its award-winning cricket coverage.
Darren Gough said: “I’m proud to be joining the England squad in New Zealand to work with such a talented group of bowlers, a promising team and a new head coach in Chris Silverwood. I’m also delighted I will be following up this opportunity to be back behind the microphone for England’s tour of South Africa and the talkSPORT team will be keeping my seat warm at in the Drivetime studio.”
Wireless CEO Scott Taunton said: “Darren has been integral to talkSPORT's programming for a long time now and this new role at the heart of the England camp for the New Zealand tour is great for Darren, the station, and even better for England. Fans will still be able to hear Darren and the talkSPORT team with exclusive and extensive coverage of England's much anticipated tour of South Africa in December. All of us at talkSPORT wish Darren the best of luck in this adventure.”