On Tuesday, South Africa’s ODI team has been announced to play 3 match ODI series against England. Wicketkeeper-batsman De Kock will lead the team in the series. Earlier, he also captained his team in the T20 series against India. At the same time, regular captain Faf Du Plessis has been dropped from the team.
Quinton De Kock’s first test in ODI cricket as captain will be against world champion England. The three-match ODI series between South Africa and England will begin in Cape Town from February 4. Test and T20 team captain Faf Du Plessis has not been included in the 15-man squad. Faf Du Plessis’s form has not been doing to the South Africa team. However, the selectors have said that he has been given a rest.
South Africa cricket team selector Linda Jondi has said, “Excluding Faf Du Plessis does not mean that his ODI career is over. We decided to rest Faf and Kagiso Rabada in this series because they both have played plenty of cricket in recent times. A separate team will be selected for the T20 series to be played after the ODIs. It will be followed by T20 and ODI matches against Australia as well. “
5 newcomers join the team
27-year-old Quinton De Kock has been named captain of the team. At the same time, he has been given 5 such young talented players, who have not played an international one-day match yet. The South Africa Cricket Board has included Lutho Sipamla, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Janneman Malan and Kyle Verreynne, who are going to field against the English team.
The ODI team of South Africa is as follows
Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.