- Oct 4, 2023
- Sep 26, 2022
As India and South Africa get ready to face each other in the fourth T20 international, some good news has come in for the South African camp. Opener Quinton De Kock who was ruled out of the series after the first T20 due to a wrist injury could make a return to the team in the fourth T20 international to be played at Rajkot tomorrow.
It was expected that De Kock would miss the entire series as CSA Chief Graeme Smith said in an interview that the management will not be willing to risk him before the important tour of England. “The injury is a little serious from what I hear. I don’t think he will take any further part in the series as South Africa won’t risk him ahead of the England Tour,” Graeme Smith said at the post-match show on Star Sports.
The return of De Kock would turn out to be a big positive for the South African batting line-up owing to his excellent numbers against India. The wicketkeeper-batter is coming from a successful Indian T20 League season as well.
The clash between two teams on Friday is a crucial game as South Africa is on the brink of winning their second T20 series on Indian soil after 2015. The Indian side will give their all on the field to prevent South Africa from clinching the series.
Another South African opener Aiden Markram has been already ruled out of the entire series as he tested Covid positive before the first game in Delhi.
“Proteas batter, Aiden Markram, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Proteas’ tour of India. He spent seven days in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 last week and will not be able to complete his return to play program in time to take part in the remainder of the T20 series,” a Cricket South Africa statement said.