T20 captaincy is still Faf’s baby: de Kock

The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Author 2019-11-06 02:55:11

Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has said that while he won’t be hesitant to captain South Africa at the T20 World Cup next year, he believes that it will still be Faf du Plessis at the helm for the showpiece event.

de Kock had recently captained the Proteas in the T20I series in India which ended in a 1-1 draw.

“The way I see it is that I was just a replacement. That’s the way I took it. For now, it’s still Faf’s baby. But maybe if things change and if they do want me to do it, then I will do it,” de Kock was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

de Kock gained plaudits for his captaincy in the series against India and has been in imperious form with the bat, scoring 52 in the second T20I and a match-winning 79 in the third.

“For the moment, I am not looking too far ahead. I am just trying to look at how I can help out the youngsters, the new guys in the T20 team, just getting better and getting ready for the T20 World Cup next year. But if that (captaincy) does come upon me, then I will try to grab it with both hands,” he said.


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