Proteas coach Mark Boucher opens up on Test captaincy thinking

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Proteas head coach Mark Boucher admits the process is essentially about finding a player that's assured of his place and shows appropriate leadership.
The Proteas will keep their hunt for a permanent Test captain relatively relaxed, provided that Quinton de Kock doesn't become overburdened.

Mark Boucher says his dealings with De Kock are honest and open and that he expects the star to discuss any reservations he might have in future.

While picking a long-term candidate is more complex, Boucher admits that the process is essentially about finding a player that's assured of his place and shows appropriate leadership.

The Proteas team management are comfortable enough to keep their quest for a long-term candidate for the Test captaincy a steady one, provided that they don't overburden Quinton de Kock, the temporary incumbent.

The 28-year-old stalwart, who is already the full-time skipper in the white-ball formats, was installed in that capacity last month due to what is perceived as a current lack of viable alternatives.

De Kock began on a good note with the 2-0 whitewashing of Sri Lanka earlier this month but has maintained that he only wants to be a stop-gap option.

"At this stage, we're happy with Quinny to continue (as Test captain) as long as it doesn't become too much for him," Mark Boucher, the Proteas' head coach, said on Thursday ahead of the national side's departure for Pakistan, where they'll play two…
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