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newscricket9 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | South Africa appoint JP Duminy, Justin Sammons as coaching consultants

South Africa have appointed former all-rounder JP Duminy as one of the two specialist consultants for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Duminy will be joined by  Justin Sammons, who has previously coached the Johannesburg-based Lions and is now serving the North West province.
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newscricket11 days ago

SL vs SA | Top-order collapse cost us the game, admits Mark Boucher

South Africa coach Mark Boucher rued his side’s collective batting failure in the decider of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, in which they went down by 78 runs, on Tuesday, September 7. The two teams will now face off in a three-match T20I series beginning Friday, in Colombo.
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newscricket2 months ago

WI vs SA | Think we were very smart in difficult conditions against Windies, postulates Mark Boucher

Following the away T20I win in West Indies, Mark Boucher has reckoned that the Proteas were very smart against the hosts in difficult conditions. While insisting that the pitch in Windies would be similar to the UAE, he added that the team has taken a lot of lessons on how to be skilful and smart.
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newscricket4 months ago

Graeme Smith stopped Thami Tsolekile from being Mark Boucher’s successor, alleges Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Former South African pacer Lonwabo Tsotsobe has alleged that Graeme Smith ‘threatened to quit’ if Thami Tsolekile succeeded Mark Boucher, and has claimed that Smith used his power to make AB de Villiers the Test side’s wicket-keeper. Tsolekile, in 2012, was in line to take over from Boucher.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Dissecting the drama: the complete timeline of the ‘de Villiers comeback’ fiasco that lasted 3 years

A three-year-long chapter came to its conclusion on Monday as CSA, after years of leaving fans hanging, confirmed that AB de Villiers will not be coming out of retirement to play for South Africa. The chapter endured a rather disappointing end, but the three-year-long soap opera was far from boring.
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newscricket4 months ago

AB de Villiers didn't want to come ahead of other players already part of the system, reveals Mark Boucher 

After it was made clear that AB de Villiers won't come out of his retirement, Mark Boucher revealed that AB did so because he didn't want to come ahead of players who are already part of the system. De Villiers announced his retirement in 2018, and CSA, on Monday, confirmed that it won't change.
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newscricket5 months ago

AB de Villiers confirms the conversation with Mark Boucher, reiterates desire to play World T20

On Sunday, after RCB’s third straight win, AB de Villers has confirmed that he has a conversation going with Mark Boucher regarding a possible return to the International setup. He also has reiterated his desire to play the World T20 and added that it depends on the national team’s plans.
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newscricket5 months ago

Conversation about AB de Villiers returning to South African setup is very much open, admits Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher has admitted that the conversation about AB de Villiers returning to the South African T20I setup is very much open amidst his appearance in the Indian Premier League. Boucher also added AB wants to perform well in the IPL to prove himself before his return to the world stage.
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newscricket5 months ago

Temba Bavuma ruled out of Pakistan T20Is with hamstring strain; Heinrich Klaasen to lead

Following an awful injury in the third ODI, South Africa’s limited-overs skipper Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the four-match T20I series against Pakistan, which starts on Saturday. In absence of him and the other regulars, Heinrich Klaasen will lead the side against Pakistan once again.
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newscricket5 months ago

SA vs PAK | South Africa erred by bowling ‘one too many overs’ of spin at the death, admits Mark Boucher

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher conceded that Pakistan deserved to win the ODIs and admitted that, in the final ODI, the Proteas erred tactically by bowling one too many overs of spin at the death. Boucher further stressed that having a weakened team is no excuse to put up a bad performance.
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