Mark Boucher Appointed As South Africa Head Coach
As so many chopping and changes occurring in South African Cricket from top to bottom, South Africa interim committee announced former wicket keeper batsman Mark Boucher as their head coach during this transition phase of South African cricket till 2023.
Mark Boucher currently associated with Titans in South Africa’s domestic cricket in a coaching capacity and showed acceptance to play his part for revival of South African cricket which is at its all time low whether it is on field performance of off filed issues at management level.
Boucher who is working as coach for Titans for past four seasons and it was under his coaching regime the franchise has won 05 major tournaments in South Africa domestic level including one first-class trophy and also wining one-day cups and T20 tournaments two times each to prove his credentials as top coach.
Appointment of Mark Boucher as coach is one of the few moves expected after former South African Captain Graeme Smith appointed as acting director of Cricket during this overhaul in South African cricket administration.
Appointments of former all rounder Jacques Kallis and batsman Ashwell Prince expected under Graeme Smith regime at different positions for betterment of South African cricket.
Graeme Smith who initially withdraws his name from the pool of candidates interviewed for top position in South African cricket but later accepted this role after Thabang Moroe was suspended as CEO of South African Cricket.
Mark Boucher is currently has a world record of most dismissals by a wicket keeper in test matches under his belt with 555 test dismissals.
One of the cleanest wicket keepers of his time Mark Boucher represented South Africa in 147 test matches, 295 One Day International matches and 25 T20 International matches and effecting 999 international dismissals in his international career for South Africa during his career spanned from 1997-2012.
His abilities with the bat is also not hidden as he accumulated close to 10,500 international runs for Proteas during his international appearances studded with five test & one day international centuries.
Mark Boucher was forced to immediately call time on his playing days when a bail hit his eye while keeping wickets in a tour game against Somerset during South Africa’s tour of England 2012.