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England Confirm Mark Ramprakash Appointment

Mark Ramprakash with Jason Roy
Mark Ramprakash (left) has been appointed as England's batting coach
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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed the appointment of Mark Ramprakash as England batting coach with immediate effect.

Ramprakash played 52 Tests and 18 One-Day Internationals during a distinguished career which included a total of more than 900 matches for Middlesex and Surrey.

He began working with England in May 2013 after a period with the England Lions in 2012-13 and will join the team for November and December's ODI tour of Sri Lanka.

He replaces Graham Gooch, who left his post on 1st May.

"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," Ramprakash said.

"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," he added.

Ramprakash's appointment is the latest in a series of new England appointments in the last 12 months.

Peter Moores (head coach), Paul Farbrace (assistant coach), James Whitaker (National Selector), Angus Fraser and Mick Newell (selectors) have all come on board.

England play Sri Lanka in seven ODIs, the first of which is on 26th November.

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