South African player Quinton de Kock has been named as the stand-in captain for the Proteas ODI match against England while Faf du Plessis is not around.
The South African team has named a temporary captain for their upcoming ODI match against England. With captain Faf du Plessis and frontline seamer Kagiso Rabada on rest, it was decided that 27-year-old player Quinton de Kock will take over.
De Kock’s leadership was already tested before when he was put in charge of the T20 on their team’s tour to India last September. That time, he was also assigned to take over when du Plessis was not around.
Cricket South Africa's (CSA) national convener Linda Zondi says that De Kock is actually one of those who are being considered for captaincy in the future. But for now, Faf remains to be the captain and that he is not yet out of the picture.
In an interview with the press, CSA acting director of cricket Graeme Smith also gave his approval of de Kock’s captaincy. ‘We are confident that the new leadership role will bring out the best in him as a cricketer and that he can take the team forward into the future and produce results that South Africans the world over can be very proud of’, Smith says.
The Proteas' ODI match against England where de Kock would serve as captain will be held on February 2. Meanwhile, South Africa is also set to face England this 24th of January where the odds are +210 for the home team and -256.41 for the visiting team. For more cricket odds, head over to Betwala.
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