Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2014

at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

Tsolekile replaces Boucher

Comment on this story


iol spt july11 Tsolekile

Gallo Images

Highveld Lions wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile has been recalled to the Proteas Test squad, replacing the retired Mark Boucher.

Johannesburg – Highveld Lions wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile has been recalled to the Proteas Test squad, after nearly eight years in the wilderness, as a replacement for retired veteran Mark Boucher.

“Thami has done very well both with the Lions and South Africa A for a couple of seasons, culminating in his South African record eight catches in an innings this past week,” Cricket SA (CSA) selection convener Andrew Hudson said in a statement on Wednesday.

“With AB de Villiers also able to fill the role of wicketkeeper in the Test series it gives the tour selectors options in this important position.”

Boucher announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday after undergoing surgery, following a freak accident when a bail hit him in the left eye during a tour match in Taunton.

Tsolekile, 31, played the last of his three Tests against England in Port Elizabeth in December 2004.

He boasts 465 dismissals from 132 first-class matches, and holds a batting average of 29.03.

South Africa, who drew the first match of their tour against Somerset on Tuesday, face Kent in their next warm-up match starting on Friday.

The first of three Tests starts at The Oval, in London, on July 19.– Sapa


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory