This is crazy - as crazy as the selections have been all through all the series selections have been over the period Boucher was the Head Coach. They use Lubbe in two T20's ahead of Verreynne as a batsman.. Lubbe is a nonentity as a batsman - Verreynne is a class act. That is just one example.
The only thing one can expect from Boucher is pure idiocy. Klaasen was standing behind the wickets looking more and more idiotic. He never spoke to the bowlers when they failed amd even consider advising them on what to do through reading of the pitch. H is field placings were poor - and now fielding is part of the blame for poor losing performances.. In the latter regard I am referring to another example. Some positions are critical when it comes to catching balls. He put Van Biljon in exactly such a critical position and the latter lost two matches by missing routine catches, Klaasen is to blame for that idiocy - but his pal Boucher is even more to blame.
Poor selection and poor coaching cost the Proteas dearly.
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The Proteas just aren’t very good....no shuffling of deck chairs on the titanic is going to make a difference. We simply became second rate when Smith, Kallis and Amla retired. Which is why people who understood the game wanted to play them even if their powers were waning. Play the best guy available....building for the future doesn’t help the future and accelerates decline.
How do you replace retirees - who retired after their performances was in serious decline - with players that were no good and on provincial levels failures as well and expect better results from them when there are a host of younger players that out-performed the elderly on provincial level.
As an example Elgar is the tenth best batsmen in 4 day games the 1 0th best batsmen in the country, And they make him captain as well. Please explain.
The best test Batmen as per proven stats is Van der Dussen whose 1at class average is 13 points lower than that of Verreynne.
In any event - you know anything about any of the younger players playing and zero about their actual abilities. The only 4 times Verreynne was used by the Proteas he was excellent and there at least 8 batsmen equal to him or even better but they are not given chances to play for the Proteas, Take for instance the best T20I batsman ranked by the ICC is Dawid Malan playing for England, He left to play in England because the Proteas selection is shit.
Crap Moz, you know nothing about the young cricket talent in SA, so you are not really in a position to comment
Boucher has been a complete flop - one of those fools who backs the old never beens
Given the standard of world cricket in general, SA could easily pick a competitive side - sure we don’t have the likes of AB, Kallis and Amla but we have some talented young cricketers about - Verreynne being one of them. Unfortunately Boucher is too short sighted and his excuse for not selecting him is insulting
Markram is world class as is de Kock. The same can be said of Rabada, Maharaj and Nortje
Add the likes of Ngidi, Verreynne, Janneman Malan and van Tonder and you have the nucleus of a handy side
A side more than capable of competing with the current Oz, England, NZ, Indian, Pakistan and NZ sides
Boucher needs to go, he is clueless
Dave I look at Boucher and realize he is similar to what Meyer was in Springbok rugby - in other words a disaster for team development. His selection norms amounting to 28 years of age of new selections for the Proteas team is an insult to merit selection,
As soon as he is shown the door and merit selection based on present performances is introduced the sooner SA Cricket will recover from the disease it is suffering from at present. If he has not learned that he is wrong after a year as coach - he will never learn and keep destroying SA cricket. So we must expect that in the end he will be fired because the public will not accept he failure he represents.
I pointed out the deficiencies of Klaasen as a captain and some members did not accept it. Apparently Boucher woke up to the fact - but way too late as per normal with him.
I would have played Verreynne ahead of Klaasen anyway, He understand the role of a wicketkeeper in the game better than Klaasen does. In any event he is a better batsman than Klaasen anyway and that apply to all formats of the game. .
The spirit of decent players to compete has been destroyed by Boucher and his teams elections. De Kockk totally lost interest in the Proteas as a team and so did players like Rabada and Markram. The Proteas managed to hold their own after the retiring of Smith and Kallis - but lost the plot totally long before Amla retired due to continuous failure on his part,
So the Smith and Kallis retirement had near to zero impact on team performance and the reason for the decline - which sets in 2018 cannot be due to Kallis and Smith leaving years before, The fact is that Du Plessis and Amla produced poor performances since that period and the Amla retirement was a year too late, Du Plessis has also tendered his retirement on test level already and is staying on solely to play in the upcoming T20 WC. Hos retirement came 18 months too late too.
The above sent your arguments into oblivion.
i love reading 3 old men complain. (not you this time Dave)
2 of which are totally detatched from South Africa and struggle with their own identity...
and 1 of which is totally detatched from earth
Fuck you guys can moan and bitch and talk utter crap.
We are in a rebuilding phase.
We are coming out of an era when we dominated... but all of those players are now RETIRED.
New players are being blooded and tested.... but this takes time. Just ask Australia!
I would love to build up to where we once were, but then be savvy and blood new talent each year who is given a chance to cement his place so that we don't have a 5 - 8 year building phase again.
100% correct in this case.
"100% correct in this case."
How is Chip-Shit 100% correct?
He's given you and everyone on this blog apart from Dave a backhander and you in return respond by giving him a pat on the back.
FFS get a grip!
Here read again what he says..."i love reading 3 old men complain. (not you this time Dave)
I ignore the BS and did not even bother to read it, I opnly referred t the following which I agree with:-
Mike, you don't get it.....Boucher is not rebuilding, not when he selects the likes of JJ Smuts, van Biljon, Lubbe, Cloete, Beuren Hendricks as an example.
The best young hopefuls were watching the games on Telly instead of gaining much needed experience against an average Pakistan side.
To use "rebuilding" as an excuse for losing is pathetic.
I feel about the issue exactly like you do. The same as I respect you as a person after twice meeting you.
By the way - I think Smith and Boucher got the message after the latest disasters and there is a short tour to Ireland on the cards. We will have to see whether they get the selections right got y upcoming visit to Ireland by the Proteas. If hey don/t they may well look for new jobs themselves.