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Ingram: Fantastic to have Sarah as assistant coach of TAD


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Colin Ingram, a seasoned T20 cricketer, is ready to light the stage on fire in the fifth season of the Abu Dhabi T10, which will begin on November 19, 2021.

During a virtual conference, the South African, who has over 7,000 runs in T20s, expressed his delight at the appointment of former England player Sarah Taylor as Team Abu Dhabi's assistant coach.

Taylor is already a specialist coach with the Sussex men's team and has been regarded as one of the best wicketkeepers in the game.

She is only the second woman to be appointed to a coaching role in men's franchise cricket, following the appointment of Julia Price as Brisbane Heat assistant in December 2019.

"It's absolutely fantastic to have Sarah Taylor as an assistant coach of Team Abu Dhabi. She was a wonderful player. Sarah is probably the most technically gifted wicket-keeper I have seen. I wish her all the best for a future in coaching."

While speaking about the make-up of the Team Abu Dhabi squad, Ingram said, "We've got an extremely well-balanced squad, which is exciting. Dangerous batting up front with Paul Stirling and Chris Gayle and there are a number of other guys who can do some damage. And Naveen ul Haq is bowling really well at the moment and Marchant De Lange is a really exciting player."

Ingram added that he has always found Abu Dhabi T10 to be an enjoyable experience.

"All the teams that I have been part of in the last ten years have been highly beneficial in developing my white ball game and allowing me to enjoy the cricket calendar. And the T10 is another new format, which has been really exciting and I have enjoyed it massively," the South African signed off.

The Abu Dhabi T10 will be played held at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 19 November - 4 December 2021.