Mark Verdon Boucher Career Statistics and Retirement

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Mark Verdon Boucher Career Statistics and Retirement

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 23:  Mark Boucher of South Africa looks on during a South Africa nets session at Kingsmead Cricket Ground on December 23, 2009 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 23: Mark Boucher of South Africa looks on during a South Africa nets session at Kingsmead Cricket Ground on December 23, 2009 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Mark Verdon Boucher, a famous South African player was born on December 3, 1976 in East London, Cape Province. He joined the South African team as a Wicket keeper batsman and made many records and achievements for the team and country. His career was lasted for 15 years and end with an unfortunate misery.  Mark Verdon Boucher was forced to retire following an eye injury during the South Africa vs Somerset match where he was not wearing a helmet while standing up to the stumps and the Doctors have said the details of the eye injury as “a laceration’ to the white of the left eyeball” which ended his promising career and for the cricketer who “holds the record for the most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper”. Boucher picked up the injury when a bail flew into his eye when spinner Imran Tahir bowled Gemaal Hussain.

One Day International Statistics:

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He started his one day international career by playing against New Zealand at Perth on January 16, 1998. He was an outstanding wicket keeper batsman, played 295 matches during his whole career. He scored more than four thousand runs in 221 innings. He scored a century once in a career while scored fifty six half centuries in the whole international career. His highest score is 147. He is sometimes hard hitter of the ball, usually played with an strike rate of above 80. His average score was over 20.

  • Matches– 295
  • Innings– 221
  • O.–  57
  • Runs– 4,686
  • HS– 147
  • Avg– 21.2
  • S/R– 84.77
  • 100s– 1
  • 50s– 26
  • 4s– 356
  • 6s– 83
  • Ct– 403
  • St– 22

Tests Statistics:

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Mark Verdon Boucher’s test Debut was against Pakistan in Sheikhpura on October17-21 in 1997. He totally played 147 matches in his whole career and scored more than five thousand runs in 206 innings. He played with an strike rate of 50.12 and average of 30.3. During his career, he scored five centuries while scored thirty five half centuries.

  • Matches-147
  • Innings– 206
  • O. – 24
  • Runs– 5,515
  • HS– 125
  • Avg– 30.3
  • S/R– 50.12
  • 100s– 5
  • 50s– 35
  • 4s– 656
  • 6s– 20
  • Ct– 532
  • St– 23

Twenty20 Statistics:

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Twenty 2o international game is always popular for its hardhitting. Mark boucher started his career in T20 International by playing against New Zealand at Johanesburg on October 21, 2005. He played twenty five matches and scored 268 runs in total twenty one innings. His highest score in Twenty 20 is 36. According to the nature of Twenty 20 game format, his strike rate was too high i.e. 91.16 while average score was around 17.87.

  • Matches-25
  • Innings– 21
  • O. – 6
  • Runs– 268
  • HS– 36
  • Avg– 17.87
  • S/R– 91.16
  • 50s– 3
  • 4s– 22
  • 6s– 2
  • Ct– 18

As a Wicket Keeper

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Mark Boucher has ended his career with 998 international dismissals as a wicketkeeper, including 555 dismissals in 147 Tests.

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