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PAK vs SA: South African coach Boucher is confident ‘Pakistan is safe to travel’

Fahad PervezWeb Editor

15th Jan, 2021. 06:52 pm
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Proteas coach Mark Boucher is confident of his team’s security in Pakistan. South African team is coming to Pakistan after 14 years they last time toured Pakistan in 2007.

After 2009’s Sri Lankan team attack the doors of cricket have been closed for Pakistan and Pakistan played their home series on neutral venues.

South African coach before departure said that,

“We’ve had our (security) guys go there and do a recce of the situation and they have said it is safe,”

“So from my side there are no issues, we have to get back there and start playing cricket.” He added.

Boucher returned to Pakistan after a very long time, he made his test debut in Sheikhupura in 1997, and went onto play 147 Tests, 295 ODIs, and 25 T20Is for South Africa till 2012, affecting 999 dismissals in international cricket.

Boucher further added to his statement,

“It is tough but different to India and Sri Lanka, where it (the ball) turns. Pakistan is more conducive to fast bowling. Reverse swing was very big, though regulations are tighter these days on how you can work on the ball. They are historically flat wickets. The areas you score as a batsman are different. If you apply yourself there are a lot of runs out there.”

Proteas team will arrive in Karachi on Saturday morning via chartered flight where they will spend their quarantine period and play the first Test from January 26.

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