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Jacob Oram Named As MI Cape Town Bowling Coach

Former New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram has been named as the bowling coach of MI Cape Town ahead of the SA20 2023 season.

Jacob Oram Named as MI Cape Town Bowling Coach

South Africa’s SA20 league will kick start on January 10 with the first match between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals at Newlands, Cape Town.

Jacob Oram, who represented New Zealand in 33 Tests, 160 ODIs, and 36 T20Is, has played in the IPL. For the 2013 IPL, Jacob Oram was signed by the Mumbai Indians.

Usually batting in the middle to lower order, Oram’s bowling has been more successful in the shorter format—reaching as high as 5 in the ICC ODI Player Rankings.

Notably, Oram is on the Lord’s Honours Boards for his Test century against England in 2008 and has on several occasions occupied the position of World No. 1 ODI Allrounder.

He is one of 36 New Zealand Test cricketers to have scored 1,000 runs and one of just six New Zealanders to have reached the double of 1,000 ODI runs and 100 wickets. On 13 October 2009, Oram announced his retirement from Test cricket.

Jacob Oram’s Coaching Experience 

In 2014, Oram became the bowling coach of “New Zealand A”, a reserve side for Black Caps, and is currently mentoring Adam Milne. In 2019 he was appointed coach of the Manawatu cricket team, which competes in the Hawke Cup.

With experience in franchise cricket, Oram joins the MI Cape Town coaching team comprising Simon Katich (head coach), Hashim Amla (batting coach), James Pamment (fielding coach), and Robin Peterson (Team Manager) for pre-season.

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