Cricket: Former wicketkeeper-batsman became coach of South Africa team

Dec 15 2019 02:58 PM
Cricket: Former wicketkeeper-batsman became coach of South Africa team

Former South African wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher has been appointed as the head coach of the South Africa cricket team. The management has entrusted the former veteran with great responsibility to get the team going through a bad phase. Boucher will remain the coach of the South African cricket team till the year 2023.

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South African team led by Boucher will play a series of 4 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches with England. The series will begin with the Boxing Day Test on December 25 at the Supersport Park in Centurion. Mark Boucher, a wicketkeeper holds the record for hunting the most batsmen in Test cricket. In this old format of cricket, he has taken a total of 555 wickets including 532 catches and 23 stumpings behind the wicket. Not only this, in his international cricket career, he has hunted 998 in 467 matches, including 952 catches and 46 stumpings.

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According to media reports, Mark Boucher had to leave cricket suddenly due to eye injury during the match, he played his last ODI against Australia on 28 October 2011. Prior to retirement, Boucher scored 5515 runs in 147 Tests at an average of 30.30, 4686 runs at an average of 28.57 in 295 ODIs and 268 runs at an average of 17.86 in 25 international T20 matches.

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