Tuesday, April 23, 2024

ILT20 – Mitchell McClenaghan named MI Emirates bowling coach


Mitchell McClenaghan, a four-time IPL champion with Mumbai Indians, has been appointed bowling coach of MI Emirates, their ILT20 affiliate. It will likely be McClenaghan’s first main function as a coach, having final performed professionally in 2021. He represented New Zealand in 48 ODIs and 29 T20Is choosing up 82 and 30 wickets respectively.
McClenaghan will work below Robin Singh, who has been appointed head coach after he spent the ILT20’s first season as MI Emirates’ basic supervisor. Singh, who stepped down as UAE males’s coach final yr, replaces Shane Bond who has left Mumbai’s world community and has taken over at Paarl Royals within the SA20.
Ajay Jadeja, who spent the 2023 World Cup as Afghanistan’s mentor, has additionally joined MI Emirates’ backroom workers as batting coach. Vinay Kumar (assistant coach) and James Franklin (fielding coach) will proceed of their roles from the ILT20’s inaugural season.
MI Emirates just lately introduced that Nicholas Pooran shall be their captain this season, becoming a member of after a brief stint with Durban’s Tremendous Giants within the SA20. They are going to be with out Kieron Pollard, who led them to a third-placed end final season, who has changed the injured Rashid Khan as MI Cape City captain.

A number of different ILT20 franchises have modified their coaches forward of the 2024 season, which begins on January 19. Johan Botha has changed Paul Farbrace at Sharjah Warriors, with compatriot JP Duminy because of work as his assistant. Tom Kohler-Cadmore, the English wicketkeeper-batter, replaces Moeen Ali as captain.

Elsewhere, Hemang Badani has taken over from Phil Simmons as Dubai Capitals coach. Badani, who has just lately labored with the Sunrisers franchises in each the IPL and the SA20, just lately coached India Capitals within the Legends League, who like Dubai Capitals are owned by GMR Group.

Andy Flower is because of proceed as coach of defending champions Gulf Giants, whereas James Foster stays accountable for final yr’s runners-up, Desert Vipers. Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, who have been coached by Abhishek Nayar final season, are but to announce their head coach for 2024.

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