Cricket South Africa Declares Quinton De Kock And Duminy Stand-In Skippers

| August 8 , 2018 , 19:46 IST

Proteas wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock was declared as the stand-in captain for the remaining two One-day Internationals by the Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, veteran Jean-Paul Duminy was announced as the stand-in skipper for the solitary T20 International in the absence of injured Faf du Plessis.

De Kock, a damaging wicketkeeper-batsmen, was a former Under-19 captain but will lead the senior side for the very first time in the remaining 2 ODIs.

Du Plessis was ruled out of the remainder of South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka on Monday, after sustaining a shoulder injury while attempting a catch during the third one-day against the hosts.

Speaking about Du Plessis's injury, South Africa's team manager Mohammed Moosajee said, "Faf sustained an injury to one of the rotator cuff tendons in his right shoulder and will unfortunately be unavailable for the rest of the tour".

Moosajee further added, "He will need a rehabilitation period of up to six weeks to make a full recovery."

Speaking to media, over his captaincy, De Kock said, "I want to carry on where Faf left off and to continue with his legacy. As a captain, I will try to stay true to myself and stay true to what I believe it takes to be a good leader. I will strive to help others going forward, just to be there as a captain".

South Africa lost the two-match Test series to hosts Sri Lanka 2-0. The Proteas, however, held their nerves and came back strongly to clinch the ODIs 3-0, with two matches yet to be played.