South Africa coach Mark Boucher admired this Indian bowler and said this in the form of praise.

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher described India pacemaker Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s performance in the five-match T20 series as special while lamenting the absence of Aiden Markram and said a 2-2 draw could make the difference in the series. .

Now playing only limited overs cricket, Bhuvneshwar took six wickets in four matches and conceded 85 runs from 14 overs. Boucher told reporters after the fifth match was washed away by rain: “Bhuvi’s performance has been special throughout this series and we have faced a high level of bowling. He (Bhubaneswar) put us under pressure. on the power play. He dominated us both with the ball and the bat on the power play except for one game (Delhi).

Boucher believes that Markram’s departure initially due to being infected with Covid-19 had a great impact. He said: “Eden Markram’s departure even before the first game started was a huge blow. We wanted to play with six batsmen, with Aiden being our sixth option and we couldn’t do it.

Boucher said that the players were also tired from the IPL, which also affected the result. “We didn’t play our best cricket and it wasn’t easy for our players involved in the IPL to play the whole IPL and then face India,” he said.

India had rested the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah in this series and Boucher praised the Indian cricket system created by the IPL.

He said: “I know a lot of the top (Indian) players weren’t playing in this series, but the depth that Indian cricket has at the moment is largely due to the IPL,

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Boucher said: “You can’t expect to win a series easily in India. So we played two good games and two bad ones and there are reasons for that. However, in Australia (in the T20 World Cup) the strategy will change and we know that.

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