Rajasthan Royals appoints Steffan Jones as bowling coach

In an illustrious career as a fast bowling coach, Jones has worked with the likes of Stuart Broad and Dan Christian during his short coaching stint with Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League last year.

A file photo of Steffan Jones, who has been appointed as Rajasthan Royals' bowling coach.   -  Getty Images

Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, Rajasthan Royals has appointed Steffan Jones as its bowling coach.

In an illustrious career as a fast bowling coach, Jones has worked with the likes of Stuart Broad and Dan Christian during his short coaching stint with Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League last year.

His stay with the Hurricanes in the was much appreciated and Broad even rated him ‘right up there’ among the best bowling coaches he had worked with.

Last season, he worked with the fast bowlers of Jharkhand ahead of the Ranji Trophy and Jones is looking forward to his new stint. “It is a privilege for me to get this role and work with one of the best T20 teams in the world.

"Rajasthan Royals have a great culture of unearthing new talent and developing its cricketers which I am excited to be a part of. I am really looking forward to this opportunity to work with an extremely talented group of fast bowlers," Jones said.

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Starting his first class career in 1997, Jones represented Somerset, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Kent taking 387 wickets in 148 matches at an average of 36.87. He has 10 five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul.

He has coached at Derbyshire and Somerset and is currently director of Sports Performance and Wellbeing at Wellington School in Somerset. He was also a part-time scout for Surrey.