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Mark Boucher: New Head Coach of Mumbai Indians

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On Friday, Mumbai Indians named Mark Boucher, the former South African wicketkeeper as their new head coach. Mumbai Indians have already won the IPL five times. The team, however, stated that Boucher will be “starting with” their team from the 2023 session of the IPL.

Mark Boucher said,

“It is an honor and privilege to be appointed as Head Coach of MI. Their history and achievements as a franchise clearly put them up there as one of the most successful sporting franchises in all of world sport. I look forward to the challenge and respect the need for results. It’s a strong unit with great leadership and players. I look forward to adding value to this dynamic unit.”

Mark Boucher to leave SA coaching after T-20 WC

Boucher presently is the serving head coach of the South Africa men’s team. However, earlier he abruptly announced that he will quit that chair with the coming T20 World Cup ending. The former South African wicketkeeper Boucher has served his team as the head coach since 2019 December.

Not only that, Boucher took the young South African troop to lead the World Test Championship standings. However, they lost to England by 2-1 in the recent test series. Moreover, Boucher got his coaching responsibilities recently for the. MI Cape Town. It has been MI owned team for the new South African league, SA20.

Recently, MI revamped their present coaching setup. It includes hiring new support staff. Previously, Zaheer Khan was serving as MI’s director of cricket operations. However, this season, he got a promotion to the global head of cricket development. Henceforth, he is replacing Mahela Jayawardene, who has served the team as their head coach since 2017. Moreover, both Khan and Jayawardene will be there with the group’s all three teams.

Boucher however, has been Kolkata Knight Riders’ wicketkeeping coach in the 2016 session of IPL. Despite this, he might not have any prior experience being a coach in any T20 franchise circuit. However, he previously has represented Knight Riders and Royal Challengers, but as a player.

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