Mark Ramprakash says that he doesn’t wish to be “pigeon-holed” as a specialist Check coach, within the wake of his sacking as England’s batting coach.
Ramprakash revealed by way of Twitter on Friday that he wouldn’t be concerned on this summer time’s Ashes, after being advised by Ashley Giles, the brand new director of England cricket, that his 5 years within the position was being dropped at an early finish.
And, talking on BBC 5 Reside on Monday night, Ramprakash insisted he had no regrets on the timing of his departure, including that he was eager for a job with extra accountability sooner or later.
“Any time there’s a change of administration there might be motion,” Ramprakash advised The Tuffers and Vaughan Present. “I used to be rapidly signed up by Andrew Strauss. With a brand new man [Giles] comes totally different concepts.
“I’ve been fortunate to do that job for 5 years and nobody has an automated proper to maintain doing it.”
All through his enjoying days, Ramprakash had a popularity for depth – typically to the detriment of his performances at worldwide degree, the place he made simply two centuries in 52 Check appearances.
Nonetheless, in appraising his time with the present England squad, he stated that the degrees of leisure and delight throughout the dressing-room had been notably excessive, and a credit score to the easy-going strategy of the backroom employees, led by Trevor Bayliss and Paul Farbrace.
“The surroundings at worldwide degree is healthier now‚” Ramprakash stated. “The gamers combine the newcomers and assist them really feel relaxed. The senior ones are good at welcoming the brand new ones.
“There are some unbelievable folks among the many backroom employees,” he added. “Coaches can generally get in the way in which. Trevor permits the gamers to personal the dressing room. He has no ego, could be very affected person and has a dry sense of humour. He retains them comfortable and relaxed, which is a crucial factor at that degree.”
Finally, nonetheless, a coach needs to be judged by outcomes, and in England’s current Check campaigns, the blame for his or her erratic document has been positioned squarely on the batsmen who’ve constantly did not put imposing totals on the board.
England’s defeats within the first two Exams in opposition to West Indies earlier this yr got here after that they had been bowled out for totals of 77, 246, 187 and 132, however Ramprakash insisted that a number of components had contributed to their shortcomings.
“High orders in Check cricket have been struggling all all over the world – whereas the white ball typically has not been shifting in any respect,” he stated. “There are some stats suggesting that wickets are falling extra cheaply than at any time since 1959.
“A part of it goes to the kind of line-up that you choose,” he added. “We have got very aggressive gamers who play plenty of white-ball cricket. As a coach, once they come into Check matches, you need them to play to their strengths.
“The county scheduling makes it harder,” he added. “There’s a choice for the white ball in June, July and August. A good unfold of first-class cricket would assist them. We do not have the identical variety of gamers who’re ready to only cling in there in opposition to the shifting ball.”
Seeking to the long run, Ramprakash stated that he can be open to working in “franchise cricket”, including that he had learnt loads from his colleagues within the England set-up since being appointed to his England position in November 2014.
“If a place of extra accountability got here alongside I might like to have a crack at that,” he stated. “I really feel in a superb place. I am open-minded in regards to the future.
“I’ve executed it for 5 years. I’ve learnt loads from Trevor Bayliss, Peter Moores, Paul Farbrace and Andy Flower, there is no query about that.
“I do not wish to get pigeonholed as only a Check match batting coach. They play plenty of white-ball cricket.”