The Mumbai Indians’ new head coach, Mark Boucher, a former South African wicketkeeper, was presented on Friday. The five-time IPL champions said that Boucher would assume leadership “starting with the league’s 2023 season. It is an honor and a joy to be appointed MI’s head coach. According to their history and successes as a franchise, they are one of the most prosperous sports franchises in all of international sport, claims Boucher. “I understand the necessity for results and am excited to take on this challenge. Good players and strong leadership are present. I want to add something to this dynamic team.

Boucher had made the surprise news that he will be leaving his position as head coach of the South Africa men’s side after the 2018 T20 World Cup. Since December 2019, the squad has been led by former Proteas wicketkeeper Boucher. Boucher led a young South African squad to the top of the World Test Championship standings before their recent 2-1 series loss in England.

The recent restructuring of MI’s coaching organization was followed by the addition of extra support staff. Zaheer Khan, who served as the director of cricket operations up until last season, has taken over as the head coach of the Mumbai Indians, a position Mahela Jayawardene held since 2017. Both of them will take part in one of the organization’s three teams.

Boucher served as the wicketkeeping coach for the Knight Riders for the 2016 IPL despite having no previous coaching experience in the T20 franchise circuit. His previous teams were the Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers.