Proteas Team Director (Head Coach) Mark Boucher believes that the One Day International team is heading in the right direction despite squaring the Three-match ODI series against England one-all.

England won the third and final ODI at the Wanders by two wickets after the host posted 257 for victory on a spicy deck. Boucher says they are happy with the players they gave a chance in this series.

Proteas newly appointed ODI captain Quinton de Kock was named man of the series for his heroics with the bat and having led his side well on the field of play.

The skipper, De Kock, who was the only player to score a century in the tournament, was unforgiving with the willow scoring 187 runs in three innings at an average of 62.33. Boucher says he has been impressed by the youngster’s leadership.

Boucher adds that De Kock, who keeps wicket and is also expected to open the batting in limited-overs cricket, is doing just fine with his workloads.

The former long-serving South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman, Boucher, also commended top-order batsman Temba Bavuma who accumulated 147 runs in three innings in the series.


Report by Thando Gqamane