Jeff Thomson    Getty Images
Jeff Thomson Getty Images

Mumbai: Former Australia pace bowler Jeff Thomson has returned to the city to monitor the growth of the young bowlers at the Mumbai Cricket Association(MCA) IDBI Federal Life Insurance Bowling Foundation. “After his initial trip in October, Thomson is back to monitor the progress of bowlers in collaboration with the coaches, sports trainer Rajesh Savant, and physiotherapist Dr Anuradha Rakhonde,” said a media release on Tuesday. “On the basis of their progress reports, Thomson will now formulate tailor-made training plans for each of the bowlers,” it said. During his visit, Thomson would be watching matches of Mumbai Ranji and Under-23 teams and analyse their performance and progress on the field. READ: Jeff Thomson to coach Mumbai bowlers ahead of 2015-16 domestic season

Thomson, who formed a deadly pace combination with Dennis Lillee in the 1970s, would also be conducting training sessions and practise matches for players not participating in the above tournaments at the Goregaon Sports Club in Mumbai, according to the release.

Earlier in September 2015, The MCA roped in legendary former Australian pacer as the coach for MCA-IDBI Federal Life Insurance Bowling Foundation. The young bowling talents from around the city, who are in the scheme of themes of the Mumbai selectors for the upcoming domestic season, will be trained and coached by the Australian legend. READ: Jeff Thomson: Ishant Sharma and other Indian bowlers lack discipline

A maximum of 30 pacers and spinners at this moment, will be guided by Thomson, who has been signed for a two-year contract. The 64-year-old played 51 Tests and 50 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for the Aussies and has 255 wickets under his name. He was specially known for his unusual slinging bowling action and an aggressive approach which instilled fear in the hearts of several batsmen in 1970s. READ: Sachin Tendulkar spends time with Jeff Thomson and Mumbai Ranji Trophy 2015-16 side