Quinton de Kock’s stint as South Africa Test captain will finish after the Pakistan collection.© AFP
South Africa head coach Mark Boucher mentioned Wednesday that Quinton de Kock is not going to stay as Test captain as soon as the continued Pakistan tour concludes. The 28-year-old was appointed on a brief foundation in October final 12 months till a everlasting candidate may very well be discovered. “When we get back we’ve got a bit of time before our next Test series so we can sit down and make a good, solid call on who can take over from him and release him from that burden,” Boucher mentioned in a digital press convention forward of the second Test towards Pakistan which begins in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
“We will try and get the best out of him.”
South Africa have discovered it laborious to nominate a Test 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-Zero win in a house collection over Sri Lanka earlier than dropping the primary Test towards Pakistan in Karachi final month.
“It’s been tough on Quinny. If you’re not scoring runs it gets highlighted, especially if you’re a captain,” added Boucher.
“We’re not that harsh on Quinny in this environment. We know that he’s a quality player and there’s a good innings around the corner for him.
“He has been given the additional burden of being captain and that may be powerful and one thing he isn’t used to.”
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