Articles about Mark Boucher

Mark Verdon Boucher is a former South African wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman, and a coach of the South Africa cricket team, who is regarded as one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen of all time in cricket history. Born on December 3, 1976, he was trained by English coach Richard Pybus. He made his international Test debut in 1997 against Pakistan. As of 2021, he holds the record for maximum dismissals (555) by a wicketkeeper in Test cricket and the most dismissals (999) by a wicketkeeper in all forms of cricket. Boucher is regarded as a highly consistent performer in all three forms of cricket. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in January 1998 and T20 International debut against New Zealand. He has played 467 international matches. As of 2021, he holds the record for taking most catches as a wicket-keeper in all forms of cricket (952), most byes conceded by a wicketkeeper in T20 International innings, and has played the most T20 innings without a career duck (76). He was named 2017 Coach of the Year at the annual awards organized by Cricket South Africa. He was conferred with the South Africa Player of the Year Award in 1998, 2000, 2006 and the Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award in 2009. He retired in 2012 following an eye injury.

Graeme Smith cleared of racism allegations: All we know

25 Apr 2022

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Graeme Smith cleared of racism allegations: All we know

Former Cricket South Africa (CSA) Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, has been cleared of several racism allegations following the "outcomes of Social Justice and Nation-Building (SJN) commission's report".

Adam Gilchrist turns 49: A look at his splendid records

14 Nov 2020

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Adam Gilchrist turns 49: A look at his splendid records

Australian maestro Adam Glichrist turned 49 on Saturday.

Kumar Sangakkara turns 43: A look at his monumental records

27 Oct 2020

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Kumar Sangakkara turns 43: A look at his monumental records

Sri Lankan maestro Kumar Sangakkara turned 43 on Tuesday.

#ThankYouMahi: Unique records held by MS Dhoni in international cricket

16 Aug 2020

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#ThankYouMahi: Unique records held by MS Dhoni in international cricket

India's greatest ever white-ball captain MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What lies ahead for AB de Villiers?

19 Jul 2020

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#NewsBytesExplainer: What lies ahead for AB de Villiers?

South African superstar AB de Villiers made a blistering return to professional cricket in the recently concluded 3TC Solidarity Cup.

Smith terms comments surrounding ABD as fake

29 Apr 2020

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Smith terms comments surrounding ABD as fake

Former opener Graeme Smith, who was named South Africa's Director of Cricket a few days earlier, has termed comments surrounding AB de Villiers as fake.

AB de Villiers uncertain about playing in T20 WC

13 Apr 2020

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AB de Villiers uncertain about playing in T20 WC

South African batsman AB de Villiers opened up on his prospect of playing the T20 World Cup later this year.

Boucher disappointed with South Africa's performance against England and Australia

09 Apr 2020

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Boucher disappointed with South Africa's performance against England and Australia

South Africa Team Director Mark Boucher remains optimistic about rebuilding a strong Proteas side despite a tough summer.

Cricket South Africa to introduce fitness clause in player's contracts

08 Apr 2020

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Cricket South Africa to introduce fitness clause in player's contracts

In a bid to set benchmark for fitness, Cricket South Africa (CSA) is planning to add a fitness clause in the player contracts.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Players we may not see if IPL gets suspended

20 Mar 2020

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#CoronavirusOutbreak: Players we may not see if IPL gets suspended

Every year, the Indian Premier League brings forth a scintillating opportunity for the players to stand out amid the extravaganza.

Indian might not use saliva to shine ball: Here's why

11 Mar 2020

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Indian might not use saliva to shine ball: Here's why

Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar stated that India might limit the use of saliva to shine the ball in the upcoming ODI series against South Africa.

AB de Villiers might soon play for South Africa again

04 Mar 2020

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AB de Villiers might soon play for South Africa again

The Proteas head coach Mark Boucher has time and again talked about the possibility of AB de Villiers scripting a comeback, ever since he has taken over the post.

Will AB de Villiers play World T20? Boucher drops hint

17 Feb 2020

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Will AB de Villiers play World T20? Boucher drops hint

South African coach Mark Boucher stated that AB de Villiers is in contention for a spot to participate in the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 if he remains available for selection.

Is AB de Villiers looking to play ODIs again?

17 Jan 2020

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Is AB de Villiers looking to play ODIs again?

South Africa's swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers announced his retirement in 2018.

AB de Villiers could return for the ICC World T20

14 Jan 2020

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AB de Villiers could return for the ICC World T20

South Africa's dashing batsman AB de Villiers has said he would be interested in making an international comeback with an eye on the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.

Boxing Day Test, SA vs England: Preview, Dream11 and more

25 Dec 2019

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Boxing Day Test, SA vs England: Preview, Dream11 and more

South Africa and England will liven their rivalry in the opening first Test of the four-match series, starting December 26.

Jacques Kallis joins Proteas coaching set-up: Details here

18 Dec 2019

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Jacques Kallis joins Proteas coaching set-up: Details here

South African cricket legend Jacques Kallis has been appointed as the batting consultant of the national team.

Conversations have taken place: du Plessis on ABD's international return

17 Dec 2019

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Conversations have taken place: du Plessis on ABD's international return

South African cricket team captain Faf du Plessis had revealed on Monday that talks are going on between the country's cricket board (CSA) and AB de Villiers regarding the latter's return to the team before the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year.

Rishabh Pant goes past MS Dhoni's Test record: Details here

02 Sep 2019

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Rishabh Pant goes past MS Dhoni's Test record: Details here

Young Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has barely played 11 Tests but he has already reached a landmark of 50 dismissals.

Here's the list of South Africa's fascinating World Cup matches

02 Jun 2019

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Here's the list of South Africa's fascinating World Cup matches

South Africa are one of the top teams to have never won the Cricket World Cup.

WI vs England: Holder smashes double ton- Here're records scripted

26 Jan 2019

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WI vs England: Holder smashes double ton- Here're records scripted

West Indies captain Jason Holder produced one of the best Test innings in recent times to floor England in the ongoing Test in Barbados.

Reliving the best hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League

26 Mar 2018

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Reliving the best hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League

How often do you see hat-tricks being picked up by bowlers in cricket? Needless to say that it is a rare feat.

New laws for safety of wicket-keepers

09 Jul 2017

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New laws for safety of wicket-keepers

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has positively responded to the use of tethered bails in a view to protect wicket-keepers from injuries due to bouncing bails.