Quinton de Kock’s stint as South Africa Take a look at captain will finish after the Pakistan collection.© AFP
South Africa head coach Mark Boucher stated Wednesday that Quinton de Kock won’t stay as Take a look at captain as soon as the continuing Pakistan tour concludes. The 28-year-old was appointed on a brief foundation in October final 12 months till a everlasting candidate could possibly be discovered. “After we get again we have a little bit of time earlier than our subsequent Take a look at collection so we will sit down and make a very good, strong name on who can take over from him and launch him from that burden,” Boucher stated in a digital press convention forward of the second Test towards Pakistan which begins in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
“We are going to try to get one of the best out of him.”
South Africa have discovered it exhausting to nominate a Take a look at captain after the retirement of AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla and as soon as Faf du Plessis stepped down from captaincy in February final 12 months.
De Kock, who skippers in all three codecs, led South Africa to 2-0 win in a house collection over Sri Lanka earlier than dropping the primary Take a look at towards Pakistan in Karachi final month.
“It has been robust on Quinny. If you happen to’re not scoring runs it will get highlighted, particularly if you happen to’re a captain,” added Boucher.
“We’re not that harsh on Quinny on this setting. We all know that he is a top quality participant and there is a good innings across the nook for him.
“He has been given the additional burden of being captain and that may be robust and one thing he is not used to.”
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