Giles takes on coaching role
The England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed that former England spin bowler Ashley Giles will join the England Performance Programme squad in India as the official spin coach.
Giles, who has been released by Warwickshire to undertake the role, joins the team with a wealth of experience and knowledge which will be invaluable to the players involved. His role is to work with the promising England spin bowlers.
David Parsons, the ECB spin coach will be working with Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann in Sri Lanka but will return to India for the latter part of the high performance camp.
Giles said: “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity of working with the players involved in the EPP. It’s exciting to be so hands-on in a coaching role, particularly with my new position as director of cricket at Warwickshire.
“It’ll be great to get back involved in the England set-up after being forced out early through injury and being around an England dressing room again in India will be a fantastic experience.”
Martyn Moxon, currently director of professional cricket at Yorkshire, takes on the role of batting coach for the four-week high performance camp, which encompasses two weeks of intensive training at the Test stadium in Mohali, followed by two weeks at the MRF cricket academy in Chennai.
Kevin Shine, the ECB fast bowling coach, will be head coach and lead the seam bowling programme throughout the camp.
The purpose of the EPP is to provide world class support for the England team, currently in Sri Lanka for the Test series and to provide an ideal environment for players to progress with their individual development.
England Performance Programme squad:
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Tim Ambrose (Warwickshire)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Michael Carberry (Hampshire)
Steven Davies (Worcestershire)
Joe Denly (Kent)
James Hildreth (Somerset)
Graham Onions (Durham)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Chris Schofield (Surrey)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Chris Tremlett (Hampshire)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Luke Wright (Sussex)