<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mark-ramprakash-news">Mark Ramprakash</a> will leave his role as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/England">England</a>'s batting coach amid reports <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/graham-thorpe/news">Graham Thorpe</a> is ready to take the job in time for this year's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Ashes-2019">Ashes</a>. Ramprakash had worked with England since 2014 and was focusing on the Test team while Thorpe worked regularly in the one-day set-up. (<strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/west-indies-vs-england-2018-19-2nd-t20i-west-indies-crash-to-record-45-all-out-surrender-series-to-england-812583">West Indies surrender series to England</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Former Middlesex and Surrey batsman Ramprakash was contracted until the end of the forthcoming season. But has been ousted following the arrival of new director of men's cricket Ashley Giles. <p></p> <p></p>Ramprakash, whose last England assignment was the 2-1 Test series defeat against the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/West-Indies">West Indies</a>, tweeted the news on Friday. "I've just been informed that I will not be involved in the Ashes series," the 49-year-old wrote. "It's been a huge privilege to support the team over the last 5 years. I'd like to wish all the staff &amp; players the very best of luck for the future." <p></p> <p></p>Ramprakash is the second senior member of the backroom team to leave ahead of head coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/trevor-bayliss">Trevor Bayliss</a>' departure at the end of his contract in September. Bayliss's assistant Paul Farbrace, begins work as Warwickshire's sporting director next week. <p></p> <p></p>An ECB spokesman said: "We will finalise the coaching set-up for the Ashes in the next couple of weeks. Mark Ramprakash will not be part of the coaching set-up for the Ashes."