KKR rope in Mark Boucher as wicket-keeping consultant

Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday roped in former South African gloveman Mark Boucher as their wicket-keeping consultant.

The South African, who featured in more than 450 international games will join hands with his former teammate Jacques Kallis – the head coach of the franchise.

“Yes, we have roped in Mark Boucher as the wicket-keeping consultant,” a KKR source told IANS.

Presently the Knights have two wicket-keeper batsmen in their squad — Robin Uthappa and Sheldon Jackson. The latter however, has not played in a game this season yet.

Boucher, 39, is not a stranger to the league. He donned the Royal Challengers Bangalore jersey between 2008 and 2010 and then played for the Knights in 2011.

He played 147 Tests, 295 One-Day Internationals and 25 T20 Internationals, where he had a record 998 international dismissals to his credit. His career was cut short by a freak eye injury.

–IANS

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