De Kock Spared from Test Captaincy

De Kock Spared from Test Captaincy

De Kock Spared from Test Captaincy

Graeme Smith confirms that Quinton de Kock will not be the team captain for Test matches of the South African team. 

As of now, there remains to be no clear candidate for the captain position of Test matches for the South African team. However, it is guaranteed that limited-overs cricket team captain Quinton de Kock will not take the said position. 

Newly appointed South African director of cricket Graeme Smith gave a clarification to the said issue when he said, ‘The one thing I can confirm is that Quinton will be our white-ball captain and he won't be the Test captain going forward. We want to keep Quinton fresh and playing well. I've always believed, having been in the job myself, that captaining all three formats is challenging. We've seen a number of nations trying to figure out what's best and I think across three formats, it probably doesn't work’.

The spot for the Test match captaincy was left vacant after former captain Faf du Plessis gave it up last February. During those times, de Kock had already been the white-ball team captain of the team. 

Smith also said that there are lots of players who stay on a similar level and may be considered for the job. However, they (CSA) will still need to see the ones who will step out and escalate into consistent performers in the field. 

De Kock is the Proteas team captain for both T20Is and ODIs. Meanwhile, there remains to be no sure captain for Test matches even despite having a schedule in July and August which are most likely to be cancelled. To further understand the formats of cricket, head over to Betwala. 

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