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newscricketa month ago

Quinton de Kock will be relieved of captaincy burden after Pakistan series, confirms Mark Boucher

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher admitted that the management have put undue pressure on Quinton de Kock by making him Test skipper, and confirmed that the 28-year-old will be relieved of captaincy burden after the Pakistan series. De Kock, in December, was appointed as temporary skipper.
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newscricket2 months ago

Lot of nerves when it comes to bubble life, small things get to you, insists Quinton de Kock

South African skipper Quinton de Kock candidly admitted that there are a lot of nerves in bio-bubble life and even small things get into players' heads due to its nature. He also raised questions on the sustainability of bubble life and also added that he finds the bubble life very unsettling.
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newscricket2 months ago

SA vs SL | Difficult for bowlers in comparison to batsmen to work on their fitness after COVID-19 break, feels Mark Boucher

South Africa's head coach Mark Boucher insisted that the global pandemic has brought stiffer challenges for bowlers in comparison to batsmen. He also added that batsmen can work out their fitness by doing shuttles but it's not easy to train for bowlers and deliver 20 overs in their back garden.
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newscricket3 months ago

AB de Villiers always in selection discussions when he is playing good cricket, reveals Mark Boucher

South African cricket coach Mark Boucher has revealed that AB de Villers is always in discussions to make a comeback into the national side when he is playing good cricket. He added that de Villiers had a good IPL season but he hasn’t had any discussion with the stalwart about his national future.
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newscricket10 months ago

Have been asked by CSA to lead the Proteas again, reveals AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has admitted that he has been asked by Cricket South Africa (CSA) to lead the national side again following his retirement from international cricket in 2018. However, he revealed that he would only return back to the fore if he is able to prove his form and fitness in tournaments.
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newscricket10 months ago

Mark Boucher's advice to play short ball played big part in my career, feels Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has revealed that Mark Boucher, during the former's first stint in the IPL, advised him how to tackle short balls effectively, which he feels helped him become a better cricketer. Kohli has further given a shout out to Gary Kirsten and Duncan Fletcher for having a positive impact on him.
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featurecricketa year ago

CSA need to swallow their pride and do everything they can to bring back Simon Harmer

Long before we were exposed to words such as ‘Quarantine’ and ‘Pandemic’, there was one alien term flashing across our television screens all day long: Brexit. Nothing but a weird combination of the words ‘Britain’ and ‘Exit’, referring to the United Kingdom exiting the European Union.
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newscricketa year ago

WT20 WC | Not sure if tournament is postponed to next year, admits AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has revealed that his plans will get muddled up if the T20 World Cup in Australia gets cancelled or postponed to next year, with his fitness being a prime area of concern. He also added that it was Mark Boucher who was influential in him wanting to make a national team comeback.
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newscricketa year ago

Australia ODI series win is not South Africa’s finished product, reveals Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher has admitted that the Proteas’ home ODI series victory against Australia was just the start of the process and not a finished product for the home team. He added that the sole motive of the series was to give chances to youngsters, giving them some time to settle in the team.
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newscricketa year ago

IND vs SA | Faf du Plessis' knowledge of Indian conditions will be handy, admits Mark Boucher

According to South Africa head coach Mark Boucher, former skipper Faf du Plessis' long experience of playing in the IPL and touring India at the international level will come in handy during the upcoming ODI series. The three-match series is scheduled to start on March 12 at Dharamsala.
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