“I won’t say his name now”- Mumbai India coach Mark Boucher hints at new South African signing for IPL 2023
IPL 2023 is a few weeks away, but it seems Mumbai Indians Coach Mark Boucher has signed a new contract for the franchise ahead of the new season.
In a chat with host broadcasters during SA20 2023, Mark Boucher subtly confirmed the new South African signing for the upcoming IPL season.
It is unknown if the unnamed player will play for the Mumbai Indians or any other franchise. There is also the possibility of a player participating as a pitcher over the net.
Here’s what Boucher has to say about IPL 2023 and the South African talent that will be on display in the competition:
“Yes, it’s nice to have a taste of South Africa. We have another. I won’t say his name now, but he will be there, but the good thing is that these people are young people too, and they’re getting some good cricket time in.”
Boucher mentioned that he looks forward to working with the likes of Duan Jansen, Tristan Stubbs and Dewald Brevis at the Mumbai Indians. He added:
“They are playing good cricket in a good competition as we have seen so far. So it will be great to work with Jansen and Brevis.”
Which player could Mark Boucher have approached for IPL 2023?
Many South African players who are still unsold at IPL auction 2023 has had an impressive SA20 campaign to date. Roelof van der Merwe, Bjorn Fortuin, Evan Jones, Wayne Parnell and Eathan Bosch are among the top catchers in the tournament.
JJ Smuts, Theunis de Bruyn, Leus du Plooy and Grant Roelofsen are some of the top players who have yet to sell.
It will be interesting to see which players will earn IPL contracts ahead of the new season, which will likely begin in the last week of March.