Mark Ramprakash appointed as England batting coach

Mark Ramprakash is hugely excited to be appointed England batting coach

Mark Ramprakash has been appointed England batting coach.

Ramprakash, who began working with the England team last May following periods with England Lions in 2012-13, will work across all formats beginning with a one day tour of Sri Lanka later this month.

I feel we have a very exciting group of players and am relishing the opportunity to continue working with them

Mark Ramprakash

The 45-year-old played 52 Tests and 18 ODIs for England during an 11-year international career as well as playing 461 first-class and 407 List A games for Middlesex and Surrey retiring in 2012, 25 years after making his debut for Middlesex.

England managing director Paul Downton said: “I am delighted to have appointed Mark as England batting coach. During his time with both England Lions and the senior teams he has proved a valuable addition to the coaching group

“Mark has formed excellent relationships with players and a strong partnership with Peter Moores and the management team and I have no doubt he will continue to have a positive impact as we begin an exciting winter of cricket.”

Ramprakash added: “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. 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.”

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