Quinton de Kock Ruled Of The Limited Overs Series Against India
By CricShots - Feb 5, 2018 9:56 am
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South African wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the remainder of the Momentum One-Day International (ODI) series and upcoming T20 International series against India due to a left wrist injury.

Quinton de Kock

De Kock sustained the injury during the second ODI against India at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday and the reports suggest that he will require 2-4 weeks to get completely recovered.

Proteas team manager, Dr. Mohammed Moosajee explained the injury, he said, “Quinton suffered an extreme blow to the left wrist while batting in the second ODI on Sunday and felt severe pain and discomfort. Further investigation revealed severe bony bruising to the area, with associated swelling around the tendon in the wrist.”

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He further added, “This type of injury will require between 2-4 weeks to heal, which subsequently rules him out of the remainder of the ODI and T20 series against India. The Cricket South Africa medical team will aim to have him ready for the Test series against Australia starting next month.”

With no further assistance possible during the limited-overs series against India, De Kock is now in a race against time to be fit for the first Test against Australia starting on March 1 in Durban. He has been struggling with his form lately the bat with scores of 20 and 34 in the first two ODIs, to add to his bad run in Tests.

Quinton has also struggled in the preceding three-match Test series as well – scoring just 71 runs from six innings at an average of 11.83. The selectors will not name a replacement for De Kock in the squad. However, wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen was drafted as Quinton’s backup ahead of the second ODI