Gough, Jones shortlisted for India bowling coach job

Seven candidates have been shortlisted by the BCCI selection panel for the role; interviews on August 19-20.

Former England pacer Darren Gough is in line for the Indian bowling coach job.   -  GETTY IMAGES

The BCCI selection panel has shortlisted former England pacer Darren Gough and UK-based tactical fast bowling coach Steffan Jones, along with five other Indian candidates, for the bowling coach role.

The full list comprises former India internationals Subroto Banerjee, Amit Bhandari, Paras Mhambrey, Venkatesh Prasad and Sunil Joshi.

Incumbent bowling coach Bharat Arun is an automatic entry in the list.

The interviews for the bowling coach role will be held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on August 19-20. Outstation candidates have the option of presenting their study on Skype.

The time limit for the presentation is 20 minutes or more.

Being a known face in the National Cricket Academy circle, Banerjee's stakes will be high along with Mhambrey, who has been travelling with the India U-19 and A team for a while.

Gough is a high-profile name in the fray and after England's World Cup triumph, Jones can raise his collar a little bit for he trained Jofra Archer among many other fast bowlers.

Joshi -- who has been with Bangladesh --brings in a lot of experience along with Prasad, who has served as a bowling coach in the past.

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