England Test and ODI captain Alastair Cook has confirmed that former English cricketer Graham Thorpe is the leading contender to replace the team`s national batting coach Graham Gooch.
Graham Thorpe, who is poised to be named England`s permanent coach, is looking to help produce more young stars like Joe Root.
England one-day boss Ashley Giles has axed Graham Gooch as team`s batting coach in the limited overs format and Graham Thorpe would replace him for the New Zealand series.
Graham Thorpe believes that spin is expected to dominate the five Tests against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Former England batsman Graham Thorpe is reportedly emerging as the top candidate for the vacant post of England`s lead batting coach.
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