Jacob Oram joins the MI Cape Town coaching staff comprising Simon Katich (head coach), Hashim Amla (batting coach), James Pamment (fielding coach), and Robin Peterson (Team Manager) ahead of the inaugural SA20 season, which begins on January 10.
Oram has represented New Zealand in 33 Tests, 160 ODIs, and 36 T20Is. He is one of 36 New Zealand Test cricketers to have scored 1,000 runs and one of just six New Zealanders to have reached the double of 1,000 ODI runs and 100 wickets. On 13 October 2009, Oram announced his retirement from Test cricket.
He has played in the Indian Premier League and his final season in 2013 was with the Mumbai Indians. He also represented Chennai Super Kings in 2008-2009 and Rajasthan Royals in 2011.
After retiring, he made a transition to coaching in 2014 with New Zealand ‘A’ side. He has also served as the assistant coach of the New Zealand women’s team. In 2019 he was appointed coach of the Manawatu cricket team, which competes in the Hawke Cup.
His most recent coaching experience was with the Northern Warriors franchise in the Abu Dhabi T10 League as an assistant coach.