Why South Africa has appointed the new captain for the ODI’s against England?
South Africa has appointed the new captain for the ODI’s against England. Quinton De Kock will replace Faf Du Plessis and will lead the side for the upcoming three-match series against England which will be held on the 4th of February. They have also included few uncapped players in the squad like Lutho Sipamla, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Janneman Malan, and Kyle Verreynne. Verreynne is a wicket-keeper batsman and his batting average is more than 50 in first-class cricket. All the players have performed well in first-class cricket and in the MSL as well which has earned them the spot.
Faf Du Plessis‘s batting average was more than 67 in ODI’s in 2019. However, he has not been included in the squad against England. He has captained the side in 39 ODI games. Out of which South Africa has won 28 and has lost 10 matches. Faf’s captaincy in the Test format is getting questioned as they have lost seven matches out of eight. Quinton De Kock will be the contender for the captaincy role. Because he has gained a lot of experience in international cricket. While he has performed impressively with an average of 45. He has led in two fifty over games but they lost both the matches.
CSA Acting Director Graeme Smith said that we are confident that a new role to Kock will bring out the best in him. He can take the team forward as he is a street smart cricketer. He has become one of the top wicket-keeper batsmen in the world.
Here is the Squad:
South African Squad for ODI’s: Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jon Jon Smuts, Andile Phelukwayo, Lutho Simple, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne.