At a time when the English cricket team is facing quite a few changes, the ECB today appointed Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser to the selection panel, reports The Guardian.

He now will be join England’s national selector James Whittaker - who himself is new - as well as England’s T20 and ODI coach Ashley Giles in the selection panel to lead the rebuilding phase of English cricket.

If anyone doesn’t know, Fraser is a former English cricketer who played 46 tests and 42 ODIs as a fast bowler. The Middlesex man’s career spanned over 10 years before he announced his retirement.

Throughout his career, he remained England’s best bowler as he dismantled many line-ups. He could have enjoyed more success but injuries really had a bad impact on his career.

He also enjoyed a huge amount of success for his county as he took 886 first class and 392 List-A wickets over an 18-year career that ended in April 2002. In 2008, he was appointed as the managing director of cricket for the same county and he still continues to occupy the same role.

National selector James Whittaker seemed pleased with the appointment: “I am delighted to welcome Angus Fraser on to the selection panel. Gus has been heavily involved in cricket for many years as a player and an administrator.

"He brings integrity and the wealth of knowledge that we will need as we look to identify the players across all formats who can thrive in the international environment.”

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