Dimitri Mascarenhas joins Middlesex as specialist T20 bowling coach
Middlesex Cricket is today delighted to announce that Dimitri Mascarenhas is joining the club as a specialist bowling T20 coach.
Mascarenhas, 41, has a wealth of experience in the short format of the game, both internationally, having played in two World Cups with England, and at Hampshire, where he captained his county to the Friends Life T20 title in 2012.
He has also gained experience in many of the world’s biggest T20 competitions; at the Indian Premier League with both Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, in Australia’s Big Bash League with the Melbourne Stars and the Hobart Hurricanes and at the Champions League with Otago of New Zealand.
Born in Chiswick, Middlesex, Mascarenhas renews a long-standing association with Middlesex’s Assistant Coach Nic Pothas, who he played with at Hampshire between 2002 and 2011.
Having previously held coaching roles with Otago and the New Zealand national side, Mascarenhas joined Essex last year, as Anthony McGrath’s number two at Chelmsford.
On the appointment of Mascarenhas to his coaching staff, Middlesex’s Head Coach Stuart Law commented:
“It’s great to have Dimi on board for the T20s this season.
“He has had experience all around the world, including the IPL and the Big Bash, with great success. His knowledge and experience will benefit our bowling unit to help them improve in the areas necessary to be successful in this form.
“I look forward to working closely with him this season!”
On joining Middlesex, Mascarenhas himself commented:
“Safe to say, I'm thrilled to have landed the role at Lord’s with Middlesex.
“Stuart was a fantastic competitor and I can't wait to work with him and embark on what will be a big season for the club.
“Hopefully I can have a positive effect on our white-ball cricket and maintain the progress of what is a very impressive bowling line-up with plenty of quality.”