Quinton De Kock is chosen as South Africa’s new ODI team captain replacing Faf Du Plessis as announced by South African cricket board.
Quinton De Kock has taken over the responsibility of South Africa’s ODI team as the national cricket board has announced him as the captain of the format replacing Faf Du Plessis.
In a post uploaded by the United Cricket South Africa board on social media, De Kock was officially announced as the captain. CSA Director Graeme Smith also talked about the board’s vision with De Kock as the new skipper.
#BreakingNews Cricket South Africa (CSA) is pleased to name Quinton de Kock (@QuinnyDeKock69) as the new Proteas One-Day International captain. #CSAnews#ProteasODIsquadAnnouncement#Thread pic.twitter.com/yr0cdAkUcP
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 21, 2020
“We all know the quality of the player that Quinton de Kock has grown to become. Over the years, we have watched him grow in confidence and become one of the top ODI wicket-keeper batsmen in the world.” – CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith.
“He has a unique outlook and manner in which he goes about his business and is tactically very street smart. We are confident that the new leadership role will bring out the best in him as a cricketer.”
South Africa is amidst a transition and with this decision, it surely views De Kock as the undisputed leader to take the team into the right direction in the One-day cricket format.
There were already reports of Faf Du Plessis taking retirement after he talked about his retirement from international cricket. Thus, it could be speculated that soon De Kock might take over as the captain of South Africa in all formats.
The 27-year-old boasts 115 ODI caps with 4 907 runs. An exciting talent from the beginning, De Kock has been one of South Africa’s standout and most consistent batsmen for several seasons.
De Kock’s captaincy will come into effect on 4th February, when the Proteas will face the World champions England in the first ODI game of the series in Cape Town.