Mumbai Indians appoint Mark Boucher as head coach | Cricket News

MUMBAI: Indian Premier League (IPL) most successful team, Mumbai Indians named alumni South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher as head coach for the 2023 season.
Boucher had recently announced that he would step down as head coach of the South Africa men’s team after the T20 World Cup in Australia next month.
The Mumbai Indians, winners of five IPL trophies, said in a statement on Friday that “Mark Boucher had a long and illustrious career as a wicketkeeper, batsman and holds the record for the most Test dismissals by a wicketkeeper.-retired, he took over as coach of the Titans, a top cricketing franchise in South Africa, and led them to five national titles.In 2019, Cricket South Africa appointed Mark Boucher as head coach where he had 11 Test wins, 12 ODI and 23 T20I wins.”
β€œIt is a pleasure to welcome Mark Boucher to the Mumbai Indians. With his proven expertise on and off the field as a coach guiding his team to numerous victories, Mark will add immense value to MI and drive his legacy,” said Akash.M Ambani, President, Reliance Jio Infocomm.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be appointed head coach of MI,” Boucher said after his appointment.
“Their history and achievements as a franchise clearly place them among the most successful sports franchises in all of world sport. I look forward to the challenge and respect the need for results. It’s a strong unit with leadership and great players. I look forward to adding value to this dynamic unit,” he added.
Under Boucher, the Proteas are currently No. 2 on the ICC World Test Championship table. His last two-way series at the helm will be a white ball tour of India from September 28 to October 11 before heading to the T20 World Cup in Australia, where South Africa are grouped alongside Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The tournament will take place from October 16 to November 13.
Recently, Mumbai Indians had announced that head coach Mahela Jayawardene and director of cricket operations Zaheer Khan were elevated to new roles within the franchise’s core team for its growing global footprint in cricket.
Jayawardene, the former Sri Lankan skipper who became the franchise’s head coach in 2017 and under whose guidance MI won three IPL titles, has been named global performance manager. Former Indian left-arm pacer Zaheer, who joined the team as director of cricket operations in 2018, has been appointed as global head of cricket development.

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