Thorpe emerging as frontrunner for England batting coach role
Former England batsman Graham Thorpe is reportedly emerging as the top candidate for the vacant post of England`s lead batting coach.
Thorpe has previously coached teams in England and Australia, and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is keen to appoint him as a replacement for Australian Dene Hills.
The 41-year-old was identified as a potential member of the backroom team by England coach Andy Flower following his good work with ECB`s academy squad in Abu Dhabi, the Telegraph reports.
After retiring from Test cricket in 2005, Thorpe had moved to Australia, where he worked as an assistant coach with New South Wales.
He returned to Surrey in November 2008 as batting coach.
Earlier, ECB had announced that Hills would be leaving the team after the second Ashes Test in Adelaide to link up with Australia as their assistant coach.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Kalam's advisor recalls his last moments with the great scientist
- To Sir with Love: School kids pay tribute to Dr Kalam
- India mourns APJ Abdul Kalam; PM to receive body at Palam airport
- DNA: Complete analysis of APJ Abdul Kalam's life and achievements
- Kalam's body flown to Delhi; PM, Prez lead nation in paying homage
- When UN declared Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's 79th birthday as World Students' Day
- SC hearing on 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's curative plea
- India's 'original rocket man': Abdul Kalam's phenomenal contribution to Science
- Parliament pays tributes to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, calls him 'real gem' of India
- Ready to see Shah Rukh-Salman together on-screen?