A UK based fast bowling coach Steffan Jones has thrown his hat in the ring for Team India’s next bowling coach Steffan gained his reputation after training England great Stuart Broad and latest pace sensation Jofra Archer.
Steffan applies for the role of bowling coach
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently invited applications to fill in India’s support staffs which will go vacant after the series against West Indies. The incumbent position holders’ tenure came to an end after the ICC World Cup 2019, but BCCI decided to extend it by 45 days until the West Indies tour. Although the bowling unit has done significantly well under the current bowling Bharat Arun, the apex body might seek for a change.
Steffan Jones has not played any international cricket, but his first-class career spanned over 20 years first as a player and then as player-coach. He has represented Somerset, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire. Steffan also has a fair experience of Indian cricket plying his trade for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. The 45-year old has also worked with Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.
The Welshman, who carries an ECB Level-3 certification, said that he has can help the Indian bowlers grow as a whole. Steffan Jones also feels he fits the strength and conditioning coach requirement considering his expertise in data and sciences.
“There are four aspects to coaching — technical, tactical, physical and mental. What I can do is cover four of them. The problem with modern-day cricket is that most coaches are only able to fall back on playing experience and that’s just a small part of it.
The body doesn’t work in isolation. It is a complex system, so you can’t have knowledge on one or two aspects,” Steffan Jones told Sportstar on Wednesday.
The current selection panel headed by MSK Prasad will conduct the interview process of the support staffs, which is likely to start from August 13.