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Mark Boucher Biography & Latest News

Mark Boucher Biography

Mark Verdon Boucher is a South African cricketer who has represented Border, Africa XI, ICC World XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League, and South Africa. He holds the record for the most Test dismissals by awicket-keeper. Boucher was South Africa's first choice wicket keeper and i swidely regarded as one of the greatest wicket keepers South Africa has ever had. He holds the record for the most dismissals in Test Cricket. On 12 March 2006 he hit the winning runs for South Africa against Australia in what had been the Greatest One Day International ever played. In 20 September 2006, he made his maiden ODI century, hitting an unbeaten 147 against Zimbabwe from a mere 68 balls. He became the first wicket keeper in the history of test cricket to reach the milestone of 400 dismissals on 10 October 2007 in the second test of the Bank Alfalah Test Series against Pakistan. He had been a regular feature of the South African side since the 1997/1998 tour to Australia, until his retirement from international cricket in July 2012 after a serious eye injury against Somerset.

Mark Boucher Latest News & Articles

English cricketer Jonny Bairstow breaks all-time wicketkeeping record

Jonny Bairstow breaks an all-time keeping record during the 3rd Test at Mohali.

Steve Waugh selects his greatest cricketer of the post-2000 era

Iconic Australian captain reveals his pick for the trend-setter of 21st century

Mark Boucher named as new head coach of Titans

The 39-year-old holds a Level 2 coaching qualification and wants to leave a lasting impact during his time at the Titans.

South Africa vs New Zealand 2016: Mark Boucher roped in as part of support staff ahead of New Zealand series

The first Test between South Africa and New Zealand begins this Friday, in Durban

What cricketers have said about Mohammad Amir's return

A list of what different cricketers have said about the return of Mohammad Amr to cricket.

Mark Boucher suggests unique solution to protect wicketkeepers from flying bails

Mark Boucher insists that helmets are designed for balls and not bails.

5 exciting cricket matches that were ruined by rain

Exciting finishes to cricket matches that never happened courtesy of the rain gods.

South Africa's world record chasers: Where are they now?

Here's a look at the members of South Africa's record-breaking chase, and what happened to their careers thereafter.

Comic: KKR hire a wicket keeping coach!

Kolkata Knight Riders have signed a wicket-keeping coach in former South African cricketer Mark Boucher.

IPL 2016: Mark Boucher appointed wicket-keeping consultant for KKR

South African great set to start his coaching career in the IPL.

SK Glossary - What is the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) System?

The Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) Method, and its nuances.

Is MS Dhoni not being given enough credit for his wicketkeeping?

An opinion piece looking at MS Dhoni's prowess behind the stumps & crediting him for his efforts in an area he has been credited the least.

5 reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis

A formidable force not too long ago, South Africa now look like a beleaguered side. Here are the possible reasons behind their slide.

5 most successful bowler-fielder combinations in recent Test history

The bowler-fielder combination is seldom credited for pulling off a spectacular dismissal and here we look at five such incredible combos.

5 highest successful chases in ODI history

So which teams are responsible for the five highest successful chases? Read on and find out.
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