T20 World Cup 2021: Revealed - Why Quinton de Kock Isn't Included In South Africa's Playing XI vs West Indies Today
T20 World Cup 2021: Revealed - Why Quinton de Kock Isn't Included In South Africa's Playing XI vs West Indies Today

Star South Africa opener Quinton de Kock is not a part of the playing XI in the 18th match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 against Kieron Pollard-led West Indies National Cricket Team at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, on Tuesday, October 26.

South Africa won the toss and they invited the Kieron Pollard-led side to bat first. Both the teams made one change each in the playing XI in the high-profile match. From West Indies McCoy was not included in the playing XI and instead of him, Hayden Walsh was given a spot. Kieron Pollard stated:

We have just one forced change; McCoy misses out and Hayden Walsh gets an opportunity. He did well in the recent bilateral series and we look forward to his leg-spin, the art and energy that he brings.”

Quinton de Kock Made Himself Unavailable For Personal Reasons – Proteas Skipper Temba Bavuma

Quinton de Kock, South Africa
Quinton de Kock. Image-Twitter.

The South African skipper Temba Bavuma stated that the main area of focus for the Proteas side will be the batting and he also mentioned that they would like to deliver a good batting performance. He said:

We know what a power-packed side they are, looking at our performances we know where we can cool them down. (Area of focus) Probably the batting. I think that would be the one I would highlight and like to show a better batting display.”

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock (Image Credit: ICC Twitter)

Talking about the absence of the star opener Quinton de Kock who is unarguably one of the best batters of team South Africa at the moment, the Proteas skipper said that Quinton de Kock has made himself unavailable for selection for personal reasons and Reeza Hendricks came in as Quinton de Kock’s replacement. He stated:

Quinny is out and Reeza is in. He (de Kock) has made himself unavailable for personal reasons.”

West Indies (Playing XI): Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul

South Africa
South Africa (Image Credit: Twitter)

South Africa (Playing XI): Temba Bavuma(c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

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