Cricket South Africa (CSA) today declared Quinton de Kock will be the stand-in skipper for the leftover two One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka in the absence of injured Faf du Plessis.
Du Plessis was ruled out of the South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka as he suffered injuries in his shoulder while attempting a catch during the third one-dayer. Jean Paul Duminy has been named as the stand-in captain for the solitary T20 International.
“To be honest, I am feeling quite nervous. It is an honour to be given this responsibility of captaining the Proteas,” de Kock said.
“I want to carry on where Faf has 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.
“The team performance at the moment speaks for itself,” de Kock said on the Proteas’ 3-0 lead in the five-match series.