Mo Bobat has been appointed as the England and Wales Cricket Boards (ECB) performance director for mens cricket.
Hell work closely selector Ed Smith and Chris Silverwood.
Bobat, who moves up from his role as player identification guide, will take more than David Parsons who abandoned the post in July.
He explained:Im delighted and honoured to be appointed functionality director, at whats an exciting moment for English cricket.
I am looking forward to working closely together with both Chris Silverwood and Ed Smith, and in doing so, supporting the performance needs of our England teams and moving us closer to achieving our aim of becoming the most respected team on the planet.
Creating strong relationships with our own cities to improve the size and caliber of our talent pool will be overriding. I aim to make sure that our highest players get individualised service and experiences that are international-specific.
It is a hugely exciting part and the vision is the potency of our counties and our high performance system delivers deliberate and continuing success throughout all formats
The 36-year-old studied sports control and science and is also in the process of finishing his Masters.
He combined the ECB and five years later was encouraged to the participant identification lead of England men. He has developed a solid connection with the England team choice during the previous 3 decades and has helped detect potential players.
Running director of cricket Ashley Giles stated:The place of performance manager is a important post in the creation of our long-term plan for elite performance. Mo demonstrated through his knowledge and experience that he has the features to carry us ahead in this field.
He will be responsible for identifying our highest possible players and top programmes that will bridge the difference between county and global cricket helping us to provide powerful, respected and inspirational England players and teams.