James Franklin Appointed Assistant Coach for Birmingham Phoenix

Former kiwis allrounder James Franklin has been appointed as the assistant coach for the Birmingham Phoenix. He replaced the Andrew McDonald who will not travel the uk because of the covid pandemic.

Although McDonald set to return as head coach in 2022. “It was a really hard decision not to travel over this summer and I’m extremely sad that I won’t be there in person to coach the team,” he said. “I’ll be doing everything I can to give advice and support to Daniel and his team and I’m already looking forward to playing a role in person next season.”

Vettori has led the coaching setups at Royal Challengers Bangalore, Brisbane Heat and Middlesex. “I feel really honoured to be asked to step up and take the reins from Andrew this year,” he said. “We’ll continue to communicate regularly and Andrew’s advice will be vital to our success. Our squad looks really strong and we want to build a winning team and hopefully bring The Hundred trophy to Birmingham.”

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