Mark Boucher, a former South Africa wicketkeeper and batsman, was officially announced as the Mumbai Indians’ new head coach on Friday.
The Mumbai Indians announced on Friday that Mark Boucher, a former South African wicketkeeper-batsman, will take over as their head coach for the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL). Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced earlier this week that Boucher would leave his position as the men’s senior team’s head coach following the 2017 T20 World Cup, which will take place in Australia in October-November.
Boucher, who holds the record for the most Test dismissals by a wicketkeeper, has had a long and distinguished career as a wicketkeeper, batsman, and wicketkeeper. After retiring, he took over as coach for South Africa’s best cricket team, Titans, and guided them to five domestic championships.
Mark Boucher was hired as Cricket South Africa’s head coach in 2019, and during his tenure, his team won 11 tests, 12 ODIs, and 23 T20 matches.
“Being named the head coach of MI is a privilege and an honour. One of the most successful sporting franchises in all of world sport, based on their history and accomplishments as a franchise, is without a doubt the Los Angeles Lakers. I respect the necessity for results and look forward to the task. Strong players and excellent leadership are present in this group. I anticipate contributing to this dynamic unit, “Boucher made this statement in a Mumbai Indians press release.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Chairman Akash Ambani said: “It is my pleasure to welcome Mark Boucher to Mumbai Indians. Mark will be a huge asset to MI and carry on its legacy with his demonstrated expertise on the field and off it as a coach leading his team to many victories.
Mahela Jayawardene, a former head coach of the Mumbai Indians, was chosen earlier this week to serve as the organization’s Global Head of Performance. The former Director of Cricket Operations, Zaheer Khan, has also been given a new position. Now serving as MI’s global head of cricket development, the former India bowler. The two make up the core of the team for the team’s “expanding global cricket footprint,” according to a statement made by Mumbai Indians.