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Steffan Jones returns to Rajasthan Royals as high-performance fast-bowling coach

The former English county cricketer had worked with the franchise as a fast-bowling coach during IPL 2019

Steffan Jones will work with the Royals quicks during the off-season too  •  Getty Images

Steffan Jones will work with the Royals quicks during the off-season too  •  Getty Images

Steffan Jones, who had served as Rajasthan Royals' fast-bowling coach during the 2019 edition of the IPL, has been brought back by the franchise, this time as the high-performance fast-bowling coach, ahead of the 2022 chapter of the tournament.
"Steffan has been closely associated with the franchise over the past few years so he understands the culture perfectly, and brings with him a very able coaching style, which has been appreciated by both players and management in the past," Royals director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara said. "We are delighted to welcome him back to the franchise in his new role, wherein he will be working with our bowlers and providing support to them throughout the year, and we're confident his expertise can guide us to newer heights."
Jones, the 48-year-old Welshman, "will be responsible for providing high quality training, guidance and support to all bowlers who are part of the Royals' set-up throughout the year, with a focus on the off-season and in the build up to the IPL season," Royals said in a statement. He will start during the pre-season camp in Nagpur, from March 7 to 10, and stay with the squad during the tournament.
"With a plethora of talented bowlers in our ranks, I'm looking forward to working with them round the year and preparing them to peak and excel when the season comes," Jones said.
The statement said that Jones, who played first-class cricket in the English county circuit between 1997 and 2011, would also be "inputting" at the Royals academies, and "aid in technical integration of the facilities, while also utilizing technology and innovation to support the overall enhancement and growth of both players and the academies".