December 21, 2020 21:04:06
South African captain Quinton de Kock said on Monday that he had agreed to lead the test side as a short-term measure until the selection committee found a suitable candidate for the top job.
The wicket-keeper batter, who leads the side of the Whiteball Cricket, was nominated by Cricket South Africa (CSA) as a test team skipper earlier this month.
This development will take place eight months after Graeme Smith, CSA’s cricket director, ruled deKock out of a test captain dispute.
“When they (selectors) told us where we were, I understood where they came from. Obviously, I didn’t immediately accept it,” Decock said. Told reporters.
“I thought about it, and I understand, it’s for now. This season. It’s not a long term.
“When someone really raises their hand, they will take over. They are looking for a long-term leadership role. I don’t do that. There seems to be a lot on my plate. It looks like, but for now I’m very happy to do that, “he added.
South Africa will host Sri Lanka in a two-game test series starting December 26th.
Protea will then travel to Pakistan next month for a two-game test series and three T20 Internationals, followed by three redball fixtures for Australia.
As the captain’s mission increased, the 27-year-old said someone else would wear keeper gloves at ODI.
“I’m going to keep the ticket gate. I wasn’t going to keep the ODI England“Decock said.
“We were going to give someone else a chance, and now that I’m taking care of the test team, we’re looking for a way to get rid of a lot from our shoulders.
“But in test cricket, I have to be there as a keeper,” he insisted.
Decock hopes that young players will be eager to take responsibility for this season.
“We have a young team. We need young people to go through and learn fast so that we can have an organized team. That’s what I want this season. So new guys come in and start scoring and raising their hands, “he said.
After the series against England was postponed prematurely due to the outbreak COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection) (# If there is no character limit, add parentheses when it first appears In some cases, South Africa hopes that no incident will occur during the two tests against Sri Lanka.
Decock said players are aware of their responsibilities and would like to play their part in ensuring that future tours of South Africa will proceed within COVID-19. Pandemic..
“We have a little responsibility, but that’s not something we can’t handle. This is just part of what helps ensure that future tours will go 19 times in Covid. Bubbles are safe. I will do everything I can to make sure that it is. “
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