It is really weird why players who have been part and parcel to more losses than anytime before mus retaain their places in the team. Boucher said the following:-
"In order to get those guys (Malan and Verreynne) in we have to remove someone from the team The guys that have been removed are the guys that own those places,"
What he said is crazy nonsense which could only make sense if the team was winning - bur we have a losing team that is dragging cricket down the drain, No underperforming players must ever be replaced by better players, because they "own" their places.
So now we know why SA cricket is failing badly and why Smith as Director of Cricket and Boucher as Head Coach are disastrous for the Proteas. Their approach is even worse than that of the disasters Meyer and Coetzee were for rugby in SA.