ICC World Cup: Sarfraz Ahmed effects record-equalling six dismissals
ICC World Cup: Sarfraz Ahmed effects record-equalling six dismissals

Drafted into the playing XI for the first time in the ongoing cricket World Cup, Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed made an instant impact with a record-equalling six catches and 49 runs in the team's upset win over South Africa, here on Saturday.

Cricket World Cup: Confidence abounds for well-balanced South Africa
Cricket World Cup: Confidence abounds for well-balanced South Africa

South Africa`s reputation as cricketing `chokers` has become a dressing room joke, they say, and there has been nothing spluttering about their build-up as they head to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in confident mood.

Proteas coach defends Philander despite flop show in Oz Test series

South African coach Russell Domingo has defended pace bowler Vernon Philander despite his second consecutive underwhelming series against Australia, saying that Philander had been a `phenomenal player` for South Africa for more than a year for which he should be cut some slack for his poor show in `just three quietish Tests`.

Boucher says De Villiers, not Clarke, is world`s best batsman

Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has said that his former teammate AB de Villiers is the best batsman in the world instead of Australian captain Michael Clarke.

Proteas tell Warner to stop talking and focus on getting technique right

Australian opener David Warner should try to improve his technique and worry about in his own game instead of thinking about Proteas players, according to current and former South Africa players.

McLaren best suited to step into Kallis`s shoes: Boucher

Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher wants Ryan McLaren to replace Jacques Kallis as an allrounder in the South African Test team.

Top 10 fastest ODI centuries

Fact box of the fastest centuries in one day international cricket after New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson set a new record Wednesday of 36 deliveries.

Boucher urges people to respect Kallis` decision to retire

Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher said that retired all-rounder Jacques Kallis is `probably the best cricketer that has ever lived in the country` and urged people to respect the player`s decision to end Test career.

Boucher says `always held suspicions` Cronje was involved in match fixing

South African cricketer Mark Boucher has said that the game`s modern anti-corruption methods are a joke, offering a rare insight into the shady world of cricket`s most notorious match-fixer, Hansie Cronje.

Quinton de Kock is going to make mistakes as he is still very raw: Boucher

Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has warned the team against pushing young wicketkeeper- batsman Quinton de Kock too hard and too quickly.

Boucher back to mentor young SA keeper De Kock

Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, who retired prematurely after a freak eye injury during last year`s tour of England has been summoned by chief coach Gary Kirsten to mentor young glovesman Quinton de Kock.

Boucher`s farewell postponed

A planned farewell for South Africa wicket-keeper batsman Mark Boucher has been postponed at his request following the death of former Western Province cricketer John Commins.

South Africa`s win over England was bitter-sweet: Mark Boucher

South Africa`s 2-0 win over England in a three-Test series which took them to the top of the ICC rankings was "bitter-sweet", former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher said here on Wednesday.

South Africa dedicates series win over England to Boucher

South Africa has dedicated their series win over England to former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, whose career was cut short on the tour due to a freak eye injury.

Mark Boucher says life now like ‘looking at world through toilet roll’

Talking about his restricted vision and adjusted life since his freak eye accident life, veteran Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has admitted that it is like looking at the world through a toilet roll.

Mark Boucher undergoes eye surgery

The medical team treating Proteas wicket-keeper Mark Boucher is positive about his condition after he underwent eye surgery at a Cape Town Clinic on Thursday morning.

Smith says ODI retirement will leave ‘a big hole in Pietersen’s life’

“One-day cricket has been a big part of his life for a very long time and, right now, he thinks he can just walk away from it. Maybe he can. But I think he`ll quickly find there`s a big hole in his life, which isn`t as easy to cope with as he may think,” he said.

Latif rates Boucher among top five wicketkeepers in history

Shocked by the news of Mark Boucher’s retirement following a freak eye accident, former Pakistani wicketkeeper Rashid Latif rated the South African among the top five glovesmen in cricket history.

Boucher hopes to play domestic cricket again

Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is hopeful that he could return to play domestic cricket for the Cape Cobras in future.

Latif rates Boucher among top five wicketkeepers in history

He was struck in the left eye by a bail as he stood up to to spinner Imran Tahir. This freak accident, which now threatens vision in his affected eye, resulted in his decision to retire from all forms of cricket.