Middlesex ropes in Mascarenhas as bowling coach
Former England all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas has been drafted in by Middlesex as specialist T20 bowling coach, the club confirmed the news on Tuesday. Dimitri Mascarenhas will re-join Middlesex Cricket and has penned a two-year deal.
Mascarenhas announced his retirement in 2014 and was part of the coaching staff of several teams including the likes of New Zealand national, Otago, Melbourne Renegades and Essex respectively.
Mascarenhas was earlier appointed to the Middlesex coaching staff by Stuart Law last summer where he played an important role in turning the tables of Middlesex’s white-ball fortunes and thus helping the club reach the knockout stages of the Vitality Blast for only the second time since Middlesex won the trophy in 2008.
Mascarenhas also added that working with head coach Stuart Law was a great experience and he is looking forward to working with the team again.
“I loved my time last year and felt we made some progress on the bowling front and as a team. The opportunity to work with Stu Law and Nic Pothas, two International level coaches, is extremely exciting and brilliant for my development,” Middlesex’s official website quoted Mascarenhas as saying.
Mascarenhas said that he is really thrilled to join the squad. “The squad is very similar to last season and I’m sure we can make a huge play for the finals again. I can’t wait to join up with the squad and continue what we started last year” he added.
With inputs from ANI.