South Africa coach Mark Boucher has termed his aspect’s ODI series win against Australia as ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ after dealing with a tough first season in-cost of the males’s nationwide aspect. Earlier this yr, the Proteas had whitewashed Australia in the three-match ODI series at house.
Boucher had taken over in December final yr and oversaw a Test and T20 series loss to England, a rain-affected drawn ODI series, a T20I series loss against Australia, earlier than lastly a win in the ODI series against the aspect from Down Under.
“The exciting thing was in white-ball cricket, to see the guys grow a bit. We gave quite a lot of opportunities to youngsters and they started to gel as a team and not allow one particular guy to carry them through. Our performance against Australia was the light at the end of the tunnel but it’s not that it’s the finished product,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Boucher as saying.
As the world has been despatched into lockdown as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus pandemic, Boucher has stated that it has not disrupted the coaching regimes of the South African aspect.
“I don’t think it has really disrupted our plans. We were always going to be having a break at this time. The plan was to give the guys some off time, to travel a bit, spend some time with the families, they are certainly spending some time with the families now but not traveling and there’s time to get rid of a few niggles their bodies have picked up,” he added.
Last month, South Africa was slated to play three-match ODI series against India. The first ODI was deserted as a result of rain and after that, the series was known as off as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.