Mark Ramprakash Appointed as England Batting Coach

Mark Ramprakash, who played in 52 Tests in an 11-year international career, will coach across all formats starting with the one-day series against Sri Lanka this month.

Updated: November 06, 2014 17:17 IST
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London: Mark Ramprakash has been appointed as England's new batting coach this week, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.

Ramprakash, 45, had long been tipped to be Graham Gooch's successor after the ex-England opener was axed earlier this year.

The former Middlesex and Surrey batsman emerged as the standout candidate when it became clear Graham Thorpe, who is highly valued at the ECB and previously worked as limited-overs batting coach under Ashley Giles, was reluctant to commit to England's gruelling tour commitments.

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