Boucher will be the head coach of the Mumbai Indians from 2023

The Mumbai Indians said on Friday that Mark Boucher will become their Indian Premier League (IPL) head coach from the 2023 season, with the 45-year-old set to step down from the same role in South Africa after the Twenty20 World Cup.

Cricket South Africa said Monday Boucher will leave his post after October 16 through November. 13th World Cup in Australia to pursue “other options”.

Former wicketkeeper Boucher took over in South Africa in 2019 and guided them to 11 Test wins, 12 wins in one-day internationals and 23 in T20 matches.

Boucher said it was an “honor and privilege” to be named the Mumbai Indians’ head coach.

“Their history and successes as a franchise clearly position them as one of the most successful sports franchises in all of world sport,” he added.

“I look forward to the challenge and respect the need for results. It’s a strong unit with great leadership and great players. I look forward to adding value to this dynamic entity.”

Boucher’s appointment comes after Mahela Jayawardene resigned as head coach due to increasing international exposure to take on a larger role with the franchise.

Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer has been promoted to global head of cricket development from his previous position as Director of Cricket Operations.

Led by India captain Rohit Sharma, Mumbai are one of the most successful teams in the IPL, winning the tournament five times, but they had a disappointing 2022 season in which they finished last in the table.