MI Coach 2023
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Mumbai Indians will aim to reinvent themselves with new approach and strategy in IPL 2023 after a dismal season last year. The Rohit Sharma-led side finished at the bottom of the points table for the first time in the history of IPL.
MI will start the new season with their first game against Royal Challengers Bangalore is scheduled on April 2.
There is a bit of shuffle in the coaching staff of Mumbai Indians in the 16th season of IPL with a few new faces coming in while some have either retained their portfolios or have been elevated in their managerial roles.
Let's take a look at MI's coaching staff and supporting members for IPL 2023 further in this piece.
MI 2023 Head Coach
Former South Africa wicketkeeper-batter Mark Boucher takes over the head coach role at Mumbai Indians from Mahela Jayawardene in IPL 2023.
The decision was made in September 2022 after the Sri Lankan was promoted as Global Head of Performance for the franchise in September last year. He becomes the seventh head coach of Mumbai Indians in 16 seasons of IPL.
Boucher was the head coach of South Africa men's team from December 2019 until the ICC Men's T20 World Cup last year in Australia. He played 31 matches in the first four seasons of the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.
MI 2023 Batting Coach
Veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who is Mumbai Indians' most capped player in the IPL (189), joined their coaching staff for IPL 2023 as team batting coach.
Pollard made the decision after discussions with MI as the latter released the West Indies star player from its squad of IPL 2023 in November last year. The 35-year-old opted against going under the hammer in the auction with regards to his loyalty for the franchise.
This is Pollard's first role in coaching even though he continues playing franchise cricket in other leagues. He was the captain of MI Emirates in UAE's inaugural International League T20 and also played for the Multan Sultans in the recently-concluded PSL 2023.
MI 2023 Bowling Coach
Shane Bond is one of the senior members of Mumbai Indians coaching staff. He was appointed bowling coach under Ricky Ponting in IPL 2015 and this will be his ninth season in the post.
Bond has worked with many great pacers like Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult over the years. In the forthcoming season, the New Zealand-based coach will have the opportunity to work on Jofra Archer.
Bond' first coaching experience came with New Zealand men's cricket team in 2012 as their bowling coach. He quit the role after the 2015 World Cup in order to join Mumbai Indians.
He was the head coach of Sydney Thunder for three seasons (2018-2021) and served as assistant coach to compatriot Daniel Vettori at Brisbane Heat from 2015 to 2018. Bond was the head coach of MI Emirates in the first season of ILT20 league in the UAE.
MI 2023 Fielding Coach
Former Auckland cricketer James Pamment is the fielding coach of the Mumbai Indians team. Pamment was born in England. However, he played domestic cricket in New Zealand.
Pamment had a brief stint with the United States cricket as their fielding coach. He was appointed as fielding coach of MI in December 2017 for IPL 2018. He took over the role from South Africa’s legendary fielder Jonty Rhodes.
Pamment was also fielding coach of MI Cape Town under Simon Katich for the inaugural season of South Africa's brand-new T20 league SA20 earlier this year.
Other Support Staff for MI 2023
Sachin Tendulkar - Icon
Zaheer Khan - Global Head of Cricket Development
Mahela Jayawardene - Global Head of Performance
Arunkumar Jagadessh - Assistant Batting Coach
Paul Chapman - Strength and Conditioning Coach
Pratik Kadam - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Nagendra Prasad - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Criag Govender - Head Physiotherapist
CKM Dhananjai - Data Performance Manager
Amit Shah - Sports Massage Therapist
Vijaya Khushwa - Assistant Sports Massage Therapist
Mayur Satpute - Assistant Sports Massage Therapist
L Varun - Video Analyst
Kinita Kadakia Patel - Nutritionist