Pakistan vs South Africa: Mark Boucher says COVID-19 restrictions, security will make it tough for players
Pakistan has staged various limited-overs series in the last six years, but Test cricket was only revived in late 2019 – and under the sort of security normally reserved for visiting heads of state.
Back from New Zealand after a disappointing tour, Pakistan now play two Tests against South Africa at Karachi and Rawalpindi, followed by a three-match T20I series at Lahore.
South Africa land in Pakistan for the first time in 14 years, coach Mark Boucher happy with security
The team, led by wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, was whisked from the airport under state-head level security accorded by the hosts, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Pakistan vs South Africa: Visitors head coach Mark Boucher calls for Jacques Kallis to rejoin coaching set-up
Boucher was speaking on the eve of South Africa’s departure for Pakistan, where they will play two Test matches, starting in Karachi on 26 January.
South Africa captain Quinton de Kock questions sustainability of ‘bubble’ life ahead of Pakistan tour
South African captain Quinton de Kock has questioned the sustainability of ‘bubble’ life in the age of COVID-19 as he contemplated an upcoming tour of Pakistan – another series in which players are likely to be confined to cricket grounds and their hotel rooms.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Players fitness in focus as teams prepare for second Test at Johannesburg
South Africa coach Mark Boucher has acknowledged the challenge of assessing fitness in times of coronavirus and hinted there could be some rotation in the pace attack.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Coach Mark Boucher says Proteas wary about rushing Kagiso Rabada back in action
Speaking after South Africa’s win over the Sri Lankans by an innings and 45 runs in Centurion, Boucher said the biggest challenge facing cricket teams in the times of Covid-19 was managing fast bowlers.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Mark Boucher believes Proteas have a 'very good chance' of winning series if they execute plans in place
Sri Lanka have won their most recent four Tests against South Africa, including a shock 2-0 series win on their tour two seasons ago.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas to make 'meaningful' anti-racism gesture on Boxing Day, says coach Mark Boucher
The first Test against Sri Lanka starts on Saturday and coach Mark Boucher said the South African team would look to express its support for inclusion after its inaction in the last series, which attracted criticism from many quarters.
Boucher was speaking ahead of limited overs series against England, which starts with the first Twenty20 international in Cape Town on 27 November.
Graeme Smith says allegations of not supporting ex-South Africa wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile ‘extremely hurtful’
Tsolekile criticised Smith for not backing him enough during their time as international cricketers and alleged that CSA was trying to protect other wrongdoers.
Former captain and Cricket South Africa director of cricket Graeme Smith has said that there were "internal agendas" at play within the organisation, which have become a cancer.
Quinton de Kock had replaced Faf du Plessis as ODI skipper in January this year with South Africa's director of cricket Graeme Smith announcing in April that De Kock would not be elevated to Test captaincy.
AB de Villiers, who retired from international cricket in 2018, has been flirting with the idea of a comeback for South Africa.
During a live session on Instagram with RCB teammate AB de Villiers, Kohli said winning the tournament remains the goal but he would not leave the team irrespective of the results
South Africa seamer Lungi Ngidi has hailed the impact of bowling coach Charl Langeveldt following a stunning return to form in limited overs series against England and Australia at the end of the 2019-20 season.
South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers says he doesn't want to create any "false hopes" of a much-awaited comeback at the T20 World Cup this year, which, he feels, could be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ODI series win against Australia was light at the end of tunnel for South Africa, Test side needs rebuilding, says coach Mark Boucher
South Africa's ODI series victory over Australia was the "light at the end of the tunnel" for head coach Mark Boucher, who remains optimistic about rebuilding a strong Proteas side despite a tough summer.
India vs South Africa, ODI series preview: Upbeat Proteas hope to put up a better fight against Virat Kohli and Co. this time
The Quinton de Kock-led South Africa will hope to carry the momentum of their 3-0 sweep over Australia into the one-day series against Virat Kohli-led India.
India vs South Africa: Yuzvendra Chahal dons mask en route Dharamshala for first ODI amidst coronavirus concerns
It's not only the South African players but also their Indian counterparts who are taking precautionary measures in the wake of coronavirus outbreak as leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal wore a mask at the Delhi airport on way to Dharamshala for the first ODI.