Cricket is allergic to first principles research and hence finding coaches who are willing to sacrifice short term results for more solid overall development are rare. With this background the Rajasthan Royals went about its search for someone who could work on the development of its fast bowlers. The search ended at the door of Steffan Jones.
He has used first principles to come up with a methodology to define bowler types and then uses fundamental research to get them stronger and faster. Each step in the process is based around a combination of science and research around the movements of the human body. We at the Royals are delighted at the progress being made in the development of these bowlers and are fully committed to Steffan for the long haul, as we continue to support him in his endeavours to rewrite the rules around how bowlers are developed now and in the future of our sport.