New Delhi: Mark Ramprakash will be appointed as England’s new batting coach, as per reports in the British media.
The former England international was initially working on a part-time basis with Peter Moores. He took over from Graham Gooch, who quit the post after England's Ashes debacle in Australia.
The 45-year-old is now expected to be offered a full-time role by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Ramprakash's first assignment will be England's tour of Sri Lanka later this match. The two teams will compete in a seven-match ODI series after two warm-up games.
The former middle order batsman played 52 Tests for England. He commenced his domestic career at Middlesex and then went on to play for Surrey as well. With 114 first-class centuries to his credit, Mark Ramprakash is a respected figure in cricket circles in England.
After his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2012 Ramprakash has been working closely with Middlesex’s batsmen. As the 2015 World Cup is around the corner, the addition of the experienced Ramprakash to the England coaching staff will help be a great help to all their batsmen.