JOHANNESBURG – Mark Boucher remains sceptical about the ploy proposed by Proteas captain Faf du Plessis to use David Miller as the national side’s back-up wicket-keeper at this year’s World Cup.
Earlier this season Boucher was roped in by the team to give Miller, what Ottis Gibson described, as a “crash course in the basics”, but Boucher believes Miller will not find keeping easy even if he has to do it for only part of an innings.
“It’s interesting,” Boucher said about the decision.
The ploy became public towards the end of the One-Day series against Sri Lanka, when Miller took over behind the stumps in the fifth ODI. He then kept wicket for the entirety of a T20 innings in Cape Town.
“I don’t think he had a bad game in the T20, I would like to have seen him keep in the super over because that’s the kind of pressure he will face in England,” said Boucher. “David’s a very good fielder. Can you change him overnight to become a wicketkeeper? No.”