Mark Ramprakash named as England batting coach

The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that former England batsman, Mark Ramprakash has been appointed as the new batting coach of England across all three formats.

The former Middlesex and Surrey batsman, who played 52 Tests and 18 ODIs for his country before his retirement at the age of 42, has succeeded Graham Gooch – who was sacked from his coaching stint earlier this year.

The 45-year-old is expected to join up with head coach Peter Moores for the upcoming ODI’s series against Sri Lanka and next year’s ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

“I am hugely excited to have been appointed England batting coach and am looking forward to building on the relationships I have established during the summer,” said Ramprakash.

“I will draw on my 25 years of experience as a cricketer but also am open to learning all the time. I feel we have a very exciting group of players and am relishing the opportunity to continue working with them.”

Ramprakash took twitter to express his feeling after appointing as a new batting coach.

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