Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy to Hold Proteas’s Captaincy in Faf du Plessis Absence
South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and southpaw batsman JP Duminy will hold team’s captaincy reins in absence of Faf du Plessis. The Proteas full-time skipper had suffered his shoulder injury in the third One Day International against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.
Faf du Plessis had run back to make a diving effort for a catch. However, Faf landed awkwardly on his shoulder which has ruled him out for the rest of the series. Therefore, Quinton de Kock is the stand-in skipper for the two remaining ODIs whereas JP Duminy will hold the captaincy bridle in the T20I series.
Meanwhile, South Africa has already taken a 3-0 impregnable lead in the five-match ODI series. Consequently, they will not deeply miss the services of their full-time captain.
Furthermore, it would give an opportunity to Quinton de Kock to lead the Proteas side without much pressure. On the other hand, JP Duminy will lead in the one-off T20I which will take place at Colombo on August 14. JP Duminy is in fine form with the bat and thus would be confident of a good show.
Meanwhile, the fourth ODI will be played at Pallekele tomorrow (8 August). The visitors have been dominant thus far in the ODI series and Quinton de Kock will not like to take the paddle of the accelerator.
The tourists have ticked the right boxes and would like to be ruthless once again even without their full-time skipper.
Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis will require a rehabilitation time of at least six weeks. Therefore, the right-hander will miss the home series against Zimbabwe. However, Faf du Plessis should be fit for the imperative away series against Australia.
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