Mark Ramprakash has emerged as a strong contender for the role of Warwickshire head coach.

ESPNcricinfo understands that Ramprakash, the former England batsman, has been shortlisted for interview. Other shortlisted candidates include - but are not limited to - Donovan Miller and Graeme Welch.

After a couple of years as batting coach at Middlesex, Ramprakash enjoyed several years as England's batting coach. Having turned down an approach from Sri Lanka, he is currently coaching at Harrow School.

Miller has an outstanding record as a coach in T20 franchise cricket. As a head or assistant coach, he has overseen victories in the CPL, PSL GT20 (Canada) and Mzansi Super League (South Africa), while he was also part of the England coaching team when they won the World Cup in 2019 and at Essex when they won the County Championship in 2017.

Welch, a former Warwickshire player, has earned an excellent reputation as a bowling coach - a role he currently holds at the club - and has had several stints as a consultant with the England squad. He has previously had a short spell as head coach at Derbyshire, whom he also captained in his playing days.

David Saker, the former England bowling coach, was an early frontrunner for the job having been sounded out over his interest by Warwickshire's director of cricket, Paul Farbrace, several months ago. Saker has now told ESPNcricinfo that he "has a job with Sri Lanka [he is bowling coach] so is not really interested" in the Warwickshire role.

Ottis Gibson, currently the bowling coach with Bangladesh, also denied to ESPNcricinfo he had been offered an interview though he is thought to remain a strong candidate.

Second interviews are scheduled to take place in the week starting December 14 with an appointment expected before Christmas.

Warwickshire are seeking a replacement for Jim Troughton who was sacked at the end of a disappointing season. It is understood Warwickshire were obliged to pay Troughton, who has been connected with the club as a player or coach for the best part of 30 years, a six-figure sum in compensation.

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo