South Africa coach Mark Boucher is the favorite to succeed Mahela Jayawardene as head coach of IPL side Mumbai Indians. According to ESPNcricinfo, Mark Boucher is the frontrunner after relinquishing his post as South African coach and serving only until the T20 World Cup. The Mumbai Indians organization confirmed the hiring of Simon Katich as head coach of their Cape Town franchise in a media statement on Thursday, adding that Hashim Amla will serve as its assistant as the team’s batting coach, while Robin Peterson will serve as general manager. Field coach James Pamment will remain at his post.
Reliance Industries Limited, which also owns MI Emirates in the UAE’s ILT20 competition and IPL powerhouse Mumbai Indians, owns MI Cape Town. Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada and Dewald Brevis, who also represent the team in the Indian Premier League, were the first SA20 teams to make their five direct signings public in August. MI Cape Town was the first SA20 party to do this for the auction. September 19 is the announced date for the SA20 Player Auction in Cape Town.
The club has recently revamped its current coaching line-up, followed by the hiring of additional support staff. Zaheer Khan, who was the director of cricket operations until last season, has been promoted to the position of global head of cricket development, replacing Mahela Jayawardene, who has been the head coach of the Mumbai Indians since 2017. are involved in the three teams of the group.
One of Jayawardene’s responsibilities is to oversee the coaching staff of each of the three franchises. To that end, he worked with the Mumbai Indians ownership group to determine the coaching staff for each of the three teams, details of which are expected to be revealed this week.
Since Jayawardene took up his new post, there has been much speculation about who will take over as the coach of the IPL squad, and Boucher could be the right candidate.
Boucher abruptly resigned as South Africa’s head coach on Monday, effective after South Africa’s entry into Australia’s next T20 World Cup caused a stir. South Africa had just lost a test series in England with a score of 2-1. Boucher wants to “pursue other interests and opportunities,” CSA chief Pholetsi Moseki said at the time.
Boucher was the wicketkeeper coach for the Knight Riders for the 2016 IPL, despite the fact that he may not have much experience coaching in the T20 franchise circuit. He previously played for both the Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers. He then took over as head coach of Titans in the South African national league before taking over as coach of the South African men’s national team.
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