The inaugural season of the ILT20 league will kickstart on the 13th of January. All the franchises are announcing their new player signings as more and more stars are getting associated with the league. Apart from the players, the teams are also announcing their coaching staff.
MI Emirates are the latest in this regard, as they have confirmed Shane Bond as their head coach for ILT20 season 2023. Bond not only has an amazing career as a bowler, but he also has numerous achievements as a coach. He will love to add to them with a trophy of the UAE T20 league.
Here’s how he reacted to his appointment as the MI Emirates head coach:
“It’s a privilege to be appointed the Head Coach of MI Emirates. It’s always exciting to build a new team, and I’m looking forward to furthering the MI legacy and inspiring our players to take the game to new heights.”
Bond’s Coaching Career With Mumbai Indians
Shane Bond is not new to the Mumbai Indians setup, as he has been coaching this side in IPL since 2015. After his joining, the franchise won their 2nd title in the same year. 2 years later, MI conquered another IPL title. Afterwards, they sealed two more trophies in 2019 and 2020 to take their trophies count to four.
So, in 8 years of Bond’s coaching career, Mumbai have become the Champions four times. He has been pivotal to their success as he has groomed MI pacers to get to their true potential. The likes of Adam Milne, Tymal Mills, and Trent Boult have worked with him. Also, the rise of Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya has been during his tenure, and he deserves a lot of credit for it.
The Other Coaching Staff of MI Emirates
MI Emirates have entrusted Parthiv Patel and Vinay Kumar as their batting and bowling coach, respectively. Both have previously represented Mumbai Indians in the IPL and will now make their coaching debut. James Franklin will fulfill the responsibilities of the fielding coach. He has also represented MI in the Indian Premier League. The duties of the general manager have been assigned to Robin Singh, who is an ex-Indian cricketer.