Graham Gooch

  • Rejuvenated Ian Bell heralds Gooch net sessions August 4, 2014

    London: England batsman Ian Bell has hailed former batting coach Graham Gooch for laying the foundations for his stylish 167-run knock against India in the third Test. Bell had gone 20 Test innings without a century prior to last week's match at Southampton and he has revealed that a one-on-one session...
  • Alastair Cook laments 'tough' Gooch call May 2, 2014

    Alastair Cook said he'd made one of the hardest telephone calls of his career to tell boyhood hero Graham Gooch he was no longer needed by England. Cook, the England captain, was mentored through the ranks at Essex by Gooch, one of the county's greatest players and England's record Test...
  • James Anderson named in England ODI squad against Scotland May 2, 2014

    England recalled leading one-day international wicket-taker James Anderson for their 13-man squad to face Scotland next week, while batsman Joe Root returned from injury. Pace bowler Anderson has not played ODI cricket since June, when he broke the England wicket-taking record in the format, taking his 235th against Australia in the...
  • Graham Gooch removed as England's batting coach May 1, 2014

    Graham Gooch has been sacked as England's batting coach with immediate effect, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday, as the fallout from the Ashes drubbing continued. The former England captain joined the team as a consultant batting coach in late 2009 before taking up a fulltime role...
  • Alastair Cook the right man to lead England, says Gooch February 6, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook should continue to captain England despite their recent run of hapless performances, batting coach Graham Gooch said on Wednesday. As the fallout from England's Ashes debacle rumbles on, with leading batsman Kevin Pietersen the latest casualty of a horrific tour, Cook's position as captain has come under...
  • Graham Gooch rues England batting failure in Ashes series January 4, 2014

    Sydney: England batting coach Graham Gooch gave a grim assessment of England's performance this Ashes series after yet another top order collapse on the second day of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground brought the tourists to the brink of a 5-0 series whitewash. England slumped to 23 for...
  • Ashes: Sledging a compliment, says Graham Gooch December 2, 2013

    Adelaide: England batting coach Graham Gooch on Monday said anyone in the team getting sledged by Australia should take it as a compliment. The first Test in Brisbane, which Australia won by 381 runs, was tarnished by constant sledging as frustrations boiled over, culminating in skipper Michael Clarke being caught...
  • Graham Gooch defends England go-slow in Ashes finale August 25, 2013

    Batting coach Graham Gooch defended England's go-slow tactics in the fifth and final Test as Australia's James Faulkner warned the return Ashes 'Down Under' later this year would be "played on our terms". England, who've already retained the Ashes, were all but assured of a 3-0 series win after Saturday's...
  • Graham Gooch urges England top order to cash in July 1, 2013

    London: Batting coach Graham Gooch urged England's top order to make the most of sound starts after all the side's specialist batsmen failed to do just that on the first day of their Ashes warm-up against Essex. England finished the opening day of four...
  • England's rare chance at ODI glory June 22, 2013

    Four times in their 602-ODI history have England ever reached the final of an ICC tournament. Four times. June 23, 1979. November 8, 1987. March 25, 1992. September 25, 2004. Three World Cup finals and one Champions Trophy final. Not once have they come up on top in those encounters....
  • England's focus on Eden Park not Ashes: Graham Gooch March 25, 2013

    Auckland: England's minds would not turn to their back-to-back Ashes series against Australia as they enter the final day of their New Zealand tour on Tuesday still needing to bat out 90 overs to save the third test and series, batting coach Graham Gooch said. The visitors were reduced to...
  • Thorpe to be Eng batting coach January 27, 2013

    Graham Gooch has stepped down as batting coach for England's one-day and Twenty20 teams and will focus exclusively on the Test side, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Sunday. Graham Thorpe, like Gooch one of England's most successful batsman of the past 25 years, takes...
  • Yuvraj at ease in emotional comeback September 11, 2012

    "Who writes your script?" Graham Gooch once asked about Ian Botham in 1986. Cut to 2012, and the eternal scriptwriter has so nearly written another incredible one. Nearly a year after being diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer, Yuvraj Singh returned to international cricket with a performance that made...
  • Cook matches mentor Gooch to give Eng edge July 20, 2012

    London: Alastair Cook drew level with his mentor Graham Gooch by hitting his 20th Test century, giving England the edge on the first day of the first Test match against South Africa at the Oval on Thursday. Cook made 114 not out as England overcame the loss of captain Andrew...
  • Gooch wants England to make it 4-0 July 9, 2012

    London: England batting coach Graham Gooch is confident Alastair Cook's side won't take things easy against Australia in the fifth and final one-day international at Old Trafford here on Tuesday. England, at 3-0 up, have already won this series and are on a run of nine successive wins in one-day internationals. Although...
  • Graham Gooch backs Bairstow to come good June 8, 2012

    Birmingham: England great Graham Gooch has backed Jonathan Bairstow to become a "successful Test player" after some early struggles against aggressive fast bowling. Yorkshire batsman Bairstow, 22, who has played just two Tests, looked uncomfortable against the short ball last time out on national duty as West Indies quick Kemar Roach...
  • Gooch looking ahead of Pietersen June 8, 2012

    Birmingham: England batting coach Graham Gooch insisted he was excited by trying to replace Kevin Pietersen in the one-day side even though he said they'd miss the "great entertainer". Pietersen quit all limited overs internationals last week after being told his England contract prevented him from just concentrating on Twenty20s...
  • Harsh weather worries Eng ahead of Galle Test March 25, 2012

    Galle: Oppressive heat and humidity will present a major problem for England in the first of two cricket Tests against Sri Lanka starting in Galle on Monday. "These are unnatural conditions for English players, we don't get this kind of heat," England batting coach Graham Gooch told reporters. "It's different to...
  • Cricket should put its house in order: Gooch March 12, 2012

    London: England's batting coach and former captain Graham Gooch has asked the ICC to take some serious measures to cleanse the sport from the menace of match-fixing. Reacting to the latest revelations of corruption in cricket, the former cricketer said the game's governing body "needs to set its house in order". "It's...
  • Eng hires Gooch as full-time batting coach February 18, 2012

    London: England have appointed former Test captain Graham Gooch as full-time batting coach after two years as a consultant. The England and Wales Cricket Board says the 58-year-old Gooch will begin March 5 in the buildup for a two-Test series in Sri Lanka starting three weeks later. Gooch will work alongside Graham...
  • Gooch plays down Ajmal secret ball January 11, 2012

    Dubai: England's batting coach Graham Gooch played down the hype over Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal's mystery delivery he wants to unveil in the three-Test series, saying it will be a good challenge. "He (Ajmal) is the top wicket-taker of 2011 in Test cricket, so it's going to be a good...