Quinton De Kock, the wicketkeeper-batsman of South Africa, has taken over as South Africa’s ODI team captain. The national cricket board announced that he would be the new captain.
Previously, Faf Du Plessis was the captain of South Africa’s ODI team. But now he is being replaced by the 27-year-old as captain in shorter format.
Cricket South Africa added a post on social site where it declared De Kock officially as the captain The director of CSA Graeme Smith said, “Player’s quality was not hidden from us to which Quinton De Kock has used in his growth. Within years we have seen him how he has increased his confidence level and in the world, he has presented himself as one of the top wicket-keeper batsmen of ODI.”
“The way he goes it seems like his unique manner and outlook. Talking about his business Which tactically smartly presents to us. As a cricketer, he can lead the team very well and we are confident that in his leadership the team will stand at a good position,” Smith added.
Quinton De Kock Will Be Seen As A Leader
There were reports concerning the retirement of Faf Du Plessis after the T20 World Cup this year. Following that, the news came that De Kock would take charge as the captain of the South Africa team in the ODI format.
De Kock has 4907 runs in 115 ODIs. From the beginning, he has been an exciting talent, who has been consistent for many seasons.
The captaincy of De Kock will come into effect from February 4 when the Proteas face the current ICC World Champions England in the first ODI game of the series in Cape Town.