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AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore(PTI)

'Do your thing in IPL': Boucher reveals chat with AB on international return

PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 08:43 AM IST
  • Are there still plans to reconsider AB de Villiers for a return to the South Africa side? According to coach Mark Boucher, the discussion is still on the table and he will give a 'shout' to de Villiers after IPL 2021.
South Africa's head coach Mark Boucher, right, observes players during a practice session at the Pindi Stadium, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP)
South Africa's head coach Mark Boucher, right, observes players during a practice session at the Pindi Stadium, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP)

Boucher looks at positives from IPL-bound players missing Pakistan series

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Five top South African players including Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, David Miller and Anrich Nortje will be available only for the first two ODIs against Pakistan before they fly to India to begin their quarantine period ahead of the IPL beginning April 9.
South African head coach Mark Boucher.(AP)
South African head coach Mark Boucher.(AP)

Pakistan vs South Africa: Boucher bemoans mental frailties after series loss

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 01:58 PM IST
South Africa were defeated by 95 runs in Rawalpindi on Monday to lose the two-match series 2-0.
Quinton de Kock was handed the Test captaincy on a temporary basis for the 2020-21 summer. (Getty Images)
Quinton de Kock was handed the Test captaincy on a temporary basis for the 2020-21 summer. (Getty Images)

'De Kock will be released from 'burden' of Test captaincy after Pakistan series'

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:20 PM IST
As captain, de Kock hasn't been in good form, scoring just 15 and 2 in the two innings as they suffered a seven-wicket loss in the first Test against Pakistan.
South African head coach Mark Boucher throws the ball during the pre-warmup on day two of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Catherine Kotze)(AP)
South African head coach Mark Boucher throws the ball during the pre-warmup on day two of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Catherine Kotze)(AP)

Proteas coach Boucher wants legendary Kallis back in consulting team

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Kallis was not re-appointed to the Proteas support staff in the current season because the transformation policy of Cricket South Africa (CSA) did not allow a white person to be appointed if an equivalent black person was available for the post.
South African head coach Mark Boucher throws the ball during the pre-warmup on day two of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Catherine Kotze)(AP)
South African head coach Mark Boucher throws the ball during the pre-warmup on day two of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Catherine Kotze)(AP)

Mark Boucher confident of South Africa team's safety on Pakistan tour

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:12 PM IST
South Africa start the first of two tests in Pakistan on January 26 as they return there for the first time since 2007. Their absence followed a militant attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009 that killed six policemen and two civilians.
South Africa's Faf du Plessis is caught out on 199 and is congratulated by the Sri Lankan team players, on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(AP)
South Africa's Faf du Plessis is caught out on 199 and is congratulated by the Sri Lankan team players, on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(AP)

Boucher backs top six batsmen for second test versus Sri Lanka

Pretoria | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:34 PM IST
South Africa had not scored more than 284 in any of their previous 13 test innings, leading to question-marks around a number of their top six, but an impressive first innings total of 621, albeit against an injury-depleted Sri Lanka attack, has cemented Boucher’s thinking for now.
South Africa coach Mark Boucher during a Net Session at Newlands Cricket Stadium(Getty Images)
South Africa coach Mark Boucher during a Net Session at Newlands Cricket Stadium(Getty Images)

Sri Lanka coach Arthur relishing Boucher battle in South Africa series

Johannesburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Boucher was one of Arthur’s most trusted senior players when the latter coached the Proteas between 2005 and 2010 with excellent success in the Test arena.
Chris Jordan in action during IPL 2020.(BCCI Photo)
Chris Jordan in action during IPL 2020.(BCCI Photo)

England’s Jordan backs right to kneel, but says real change will come from talking

Cape Town | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 09:40 PM IST
Boucher explained that his side had numerous discussions about racial equality in sport over the last few months and felt they had reached a point of unity on the subject as a team.
Mark Boucher during the South African national cricket team training session.(Getty Images)
Mark Boucher during the South African national cricket team training session.(Getty Images)

I had virus without knowing it, admits South Africa coach Boucher

Cape Town | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:59 PM IST
He and two others, with whom the infected player had close contact, have been separated from the rest of the squad and will stay in isolation while being monitored by the team’s medical staff.
File image of Mark Boucher.(File)
File image of Mark Boucher.(File)

SA won’t take knee in home series against England: Boucher

Cape Town | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:24 PM IST
South Africa will appear in their first international assignment since the COVID-19-induced lockdown in March when they host England for three T20Is and as many ODIs, beginning on November 27 at Newlands.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

South Africa to test new game-plan against England

CAPE TOWN | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:21 PM IST
South Africa coach Mark Boucher says his side is using those to work on a new approach he hopes will reverse a slide in fortunes across all three formats for the side.
Adam Gilchrist with MS Dhoni(Reuters)
Adam Gilchrist with MS Dhoni(Reuters)

Adam Gilchrist ranks MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara, Brendon McCullum, and Mark Boucher; picks the best

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Former Australia wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist picked the best among India’s MS Dhoni, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum and South Africa’s Mark Boucher.
South Africa's cricket team head coach Mark Boucher looks on during a team training session at the Supersport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion, on December 20, 2019.(AFP)
South Africa's cricket team head coach Mark Boucher looks on during a team training session at the Supersport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion, on December 20, 2019.(AFP)

ODI series win against Australia was ‘light at the end of tunnel’: Mark Boucher

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 09:19 PM IST
As the world has been sent into lockdown as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus pandemic, Boucher has said that it has not disrupted the training regimes of the South African side.
Representative image.(AFP)
Representative image.(AFP)

Cricket Australia chief has his say on hosting T20 WC amid COVID-19 threat

Melbourne | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 01:33 PM IST
The men’s T20 World Cup is slated to begin with the pre-qualifiers from October 18-23 followed by the main 12-team competition from October 24.
India's Jasprit Bumrah, front, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar attend a practice session.(AP)
India's Jasprit Bumrah, front, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar attend a practice session.(AP)

Coronavirus impact: India might limit usage of saliva for shining ball, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Dharamsala | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Amid the ever-rising danger of the Coronavirus outbreak with more than 40 positive cases in the country, Bhuvneshwar Kumar said they are taking every possible precaution in these difficult times.
File photo of former South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis.(AFP)
File photo of former South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis.(AFP)

India vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis’ experience in Indian conditions will help team - Mark Boucher

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 08:34 PM IST
Du Plessis, who last played an ODI during the 2019 World Cup, had an indifferent T20 series against Australia, with scores of 24, 15 and 5.
South Africa's cricket team head coach Mark Boucher looks on during a team training session.(AFP)
South Africa's cricket team head coach Mark Boucher looks on during a team training session.(AFP)

India vs South Africa: SA players likely to avoid customary handshakes, says coach Mark Boucher

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 06:06 PM IST
The number of positive cases in India stands at 43 at the moment and the South African team that landed in the national capital for three ODIs in the wee hours of Monday, will “strictly adhere” to the healthcare protocols.
File image of AB de Villiers(Getty Images)
File image of AB de Villiers(Getty Images)

‘Do the IPL and then be available’: AB de Villiers could make International return this year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 09:26 AM IST
De Villiers himself revealed that he was willing to make a comeback in order to make the cut for the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup.
Faf du Plessis(Twitter)
Faf du Plessis(Twitter)

South Africa rest Faf du Plessis for Australia ODI series

Cape Town | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 05:51 PM IST
South Africa vs Australia: Batsman Rassie van der Dussen and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius are also rested along with Du Plessis. The side will be captained by Quinton de Kock.
File image of former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers.(Getty Images)
File image of former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers.(Getty Images)

‘It’s not about egos’: Mark Boucher explains how AB de Villiers can make South Africa T20 World Cup squad

Johannesburg | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 10:26 AM IST
AB de Villers -- who turned 36 on Monday -- has so far played 78 T20Is in which he has scored 1672 runs, averaging 26.12 with a strike rate of 135.16. He was last seen in action in the Big Bash League (BBL) for Brisbane Heat.
File image of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis.(Getty Images)
File image of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis.(Getty Images)

‘We’ve had few good discussions,’ AB de Villiers reveals desire to play ODI cricket

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Recently, de Villiers opened the door for his return to international cricket when he expressed his desire to play at the T20 World Cup. Now during the ongoing BBL in Australia, de Villiers has also commented on his return to the 50-over format.
File image of AB de Villiers.(Getty Images)
File image of AB de Villiers.(Getty Images)

ICC T20 World Cup: ‘I would love to’ - AB de Villiers eyes return to international cricket

Brisbane | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 05:10 PM IST
De Villiers hung up his Proteas shirt in May 2018. “So I’m thinking of throwing my name in the hat and hoping that everything will work out.
Dale Steyn(Getty Images)
Dale Steyn(Getty Images)

India winning in India also doesn’t count then: Dale Steyn shuts down Twitter user for undermining South Africa win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 09:52 AM IST
South Africa ended the run of five successive losses when they beat England in the first Test at Centurion by 107 runs.
Jacques Kallis has been appointed SA batting coach.(Twitter/Cricket South Africa)
Jacques Kallis has been appointed SA batting coach.(Twitter/Cricket South Africa)

South Africa appoint Jacques Kallis as batting consultant

Johannesburg | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 09:47 PM IST
Jacques Kallis played a combined 519 international matches for South Africa with 25,534 runs and 577 wickets across formats. He featured in 166 Tests, 328 ODIs and 25 T20 Internationals.
File photo of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis(Getty Images)
File photo of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis(Getty Images)

Du Plessis wants De Villiers back in international cricket

Paarl, South Africa | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 09:40 AM IST
AB de Villiers retired from international cricket after a Test series against Australia in 2017 and any comeback would probably be limited to Twenty20 internationals for a player who has become a specialist in the short form of the game.
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis, left, runs to celebrate with Anrich Nortje, right, the dismissal of India's captain Virat Kohli during the third and last cricket test match between India and South Africa.(AP)
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis, left, runs to celebrate with Anrich Nortje, right, the dismissal of India's captain Virat Kohli during the third and last cricket test match between India and South Africa.(AP)

South Africa name six uncapped players for England Tests

Cape Town | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 08:13 AM IST
Batsmen Pieter Malan and Rassie van der Dussen, fast bowlers Dane Paterson and Beuran Hendricks, all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius and wicketkeeper Rudi Second will all hope to make their debuts in the first test starting in Pretoria on December 26
File image of Mark Boucher(Getty Images)
File image of Mark Boucher(Getty Images)

‘Beware a wounded buffalo’: South Africa head coach Mark Boucher warns England

Cape Town | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 01:25 PM IST
Another former five-day veteran, Ashwell Prince, has been appointed South Africa A coach while bowling and batting consultants will be named in the coming week.
Newly appointed South Africa coach Mark Boucher(Twitter)
Newly appointed South Africa coach Mark Boucher(Twitter)

Can consider asking De Villiers to reverse retirement: Mark Boucher

Johannesburg | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 12:11 PM IST
35-year-old De Villiers, a former captain in all formats for South Africa and rated among the greatest players the country has produced, retired from international cricket in March 2018.
File image of Mark Boucher.(ICC/Twitter)
File image of Mark Boucher.(ICC/Twitter)

Mark Boucher named South Africa head coach as England series looms

CAPE TOWN | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 06:28 PM IST
Boucher, who has been given a contract until 2023, was unveiled by new CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith, with Enoch Nkwe to act as assistant coach and former test opener Ashwell Prince to lead the South African A side.
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