IPL franchise Mumbai Indians have finally got the leaders for their subordinate teams in the inaugural edition of International League T-20 in Dubai and the CSA T-20 League in South Africa. Mumbai Indians have appointed Veteran Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard as Captain for MI Emirates at the ILT20 in UAE whereas ace Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be leading MI Cape Town at the SA20 League in South Africa.
While ILT20 is scheduled to kick start in January 2023, SA20 League will be conducted in February 2023. Mumbai Indians have been expanding their network overseas and managed to get hold of top overseas players to represent the side.
Stalwarts will feature for MI Emirates & MI CapeTown in ILT20 & SA20
Ace English paceman Jofra Archer has been named as the wild-card signing for MI Cape Town at the CSA SA20 League. Archer will don the blue jersey alongside his threshold teammates including Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, and Olly Stone.
Astonishing Proteas players including Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, and Rassie Van Der Dussen will also play a crucial role in the MI Cape Town’s campaign at the league under the incumbent leadership of Rashid Khan. Former Australian batsman Simon Katich will be the head coach of the side.
Apart from MI Cape Town, MI Emirates has also signed some explosive and thunderous T20 players. Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, and Nicholas Pooran will also feature for the side in the Gulf region. Shane Bond will oversee the MI Emirates campaign at the ILT20 as the head coach and will be supported by experienced support staff including Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, and James Franklin.
Mumbai Indians chairperson Akash Ambani addressed the media and stated that the franchise is prepared for a breathtaking cricket season ahead of the entertaining leagues. Mumbai Indians had recently appointed Mahela Jayawardene as the Global Head of Performance and Zaheer Khan as the Global Head of Cricket Development.
Since Kieron Pollard ended his scintillating career with Mumbai Indians, he has taken up the position of batting coach. He will now be under the management team led by Head Coach Mark Boucher.
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