South Africa’s new ODI captain Quinton de Kock is ready to accept Test captaincy as well. Talking to the media before the fourth Test of the England-South Africa series, De Kock has made it clear that he will work to the best of his abilities if he’s appointed as the Test skipper of the Proteas. He was recently appointed as the new ODI captain of the South African team by Cricket South Africa (CSA). De Kock replaced the veteran Faf Du Plessis who has been a long servant of South Africa Cricket.
The Proteas had a dismal display in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They won only three out of the nine games that they played in England. This led to Faf Du Plessis’ removal from ODI captaincy. Watching the recent Test performances of the Proteas, Du Plessis might soon be scrapped from the Test captaincy as well.
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Quinton De Kock Ready For Test Captaincy:
South Africa has only two Test games to play in 2020. With Faf Du Plessis ageing day-by-day, De Kock might replace him in Tests as well.
“It’s not up to me whether they want me to be Test captain or not. It’s entirely up to the coaches and Graeme (Smith, Director of Cricket)”, said De Kock.
He added, “I don’t think I’ll push for it, but if they want me to do it then I’ll do it to the best of my ability.”
Though De Kock has cleared that he will perform to the best of his abilities if he’s appointed the captain, he has also expressed that he will back du Plessis always.
“I’m just trying to back Faf. There is a bit of pressure, not just on him, so I’m just trying to be there and help the guys out and maybe lighten the mood at times,” he said.
He added, “It’s quite difficult when you’re a player under so much pressure, so when I have an opportunity I try to make somebody feel better or give them advice.”
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