The MI Cape Town, owned by Mumbai Indians unveiled its coaching staff ahead of the inaugural SA20 player auction on September 19th in Cape Town. Simon Katich, A former Australia batsman will serve as head coach, and South African star Hashim Amla will serve as batting coach.
Simon has extensive field experience and is known for his clear and sensible approach to the game. However, Amla is known for his aggressive and consistent knocks. The newly appointed MI Cape Town coach played 56 Tests, 45 ODIs, and 3 T20Is for Australia. On the other hand, Amla, in all 164 T20 matches scored 4563 runs.
Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Rashid Khan, Sam Curran, and Liam Livingstone have already signed with MI Cape Town ahead of the inaugural season.
WELCOME, COACH KATICH! 🙌— MI Cape Town (@MICapeTown) September 15, 2022
We are eXXcited to announce that Simon Katich has joined the #OneFamily and will be the Head Coach of MI Cape Town! 💙
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MI Cape Town’s new head coach: Who said what?
Mr. Akash. M. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm, said, “I’m happy to welcome Simon and Hashim on MI Cape Town coaching team. Together with James and Robin, we’ll be a team that will grow the MI in South Africa and bring to this cricket loving country the values and ethos MI stands for.”
Mr. Simon Katich, Head Coach, MI Cape Town, said, “It is an absolute honour to be offered the position of head coach for MI Cape Town. It is always special to put together a new team, hone skills and build a team culture. I look forward to ensuring that MI Cape Town develops into a team that leverages the local talent and has MI core values at its heart.”
Mr. Hashim Amla, Batting Coach, MI Cape Town, said, “I’m thrilled to take up this assignment with MI Cape town. Big thanks to MI owners, management, and my manager for facilitating this so smoothly. From everything they have planned it looks like it’s going to be amazing platform that will attract our local talent. Bringing my experience as a player and mentor I am excited to help MI Cape Town players bring the best out of themselves and also make SA cricket stronger”
Head coach of Paarl Royals announced
JP Duminy, a former South African batter, has been named head coach of Paarl Royals, one of the teams in South Africa’s new T20 League. Rajasthan Royals, an IPL team, owns the franchise. Duminy is already the head coach of South Africa’s regional team Boland Rocks, and the 38-year-old will shortly take over as head coach of Paarl Royals, a franchise representing the Boland region.