IPL 2010 October 6, 2009

Robin Singh appointed Mumbai Indians coach

Cricinfo staff

Robin Singh, the former India allrounder and current fielding coach, has been appointed coach of Mumbai Indians for the third season of the IPL, and former fast bowler Paras Mhambrey as his deputy. Jonty Rhodes will continue as fielding coach while Shaun Pollock will remain a part of the team management. The other members of the Mumbai support staff include Praveen Amre, Nitin Patel, Dhananjay, Ramji Srinivasan and Donald Shugg.

Robin coached Deccan Chargers in the inaugural edition of the IPL, when they finished last; he was replaced by Darren Lehmann. Robin represented India in 136 ODIs, scoring 2336 runs at 25.75 and picking up 69 wickets at 43.26.

Mhambrey has long been associated with Mumbai cricket, having played first-class cricket over a 19-year period, taking 284 wickets at 24.36. He also played for India in two Tests and three ODIs on the tour of England in 1996.

Mumbai finished fifth in the inaugural IPL and seventh this year in South Africa.

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