Darren Gough Masterclass: Watch the former England seamer's demo
By Sky Sports Cricket
Last Updated: 26/08/17 12:50pm
Ex-England fast bowler and master of swing, Darren Gough, steps into The Kia Zone to deliver a swing bowling masterclass.
Before there was Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad, it was Goughie leading the England attack for the best part of a decade, taking 229 Test wickets between 1994 and 2003.
Gough's success was built on his bustling pace as well as his mastery of swing, in particular, reversing the old ball.
Joining Ian Ward and his former team-mate Michael Atherton in The Zone, Gough discusses his early bravado as a bowler, talks of how Richie Richardson helped him become quicker and the inspiration he took from Waqar Younis.
Gough, who hails Anderson as the best swing bowler in world cricket, also talks us through his wrist position when bowling, how he held the seam and shows off some drills to help youngsters develop their swing bowling.
The 46-year-old also rolls back the years by sending a couple of deliveries down at Atherton, who talks through the specific challenges of facing the reversing ball as a batsman.
Click on the video above to watch all that, plus hear Gough - a death-bowling specialist in one-day cricket - gives his take on whether yorkers are still a useful weapon in the white-ball game.