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Quinton De Kock To Captain South Africa in T20Is Vs India, Faf Du Plessis Out Of T20 Squad


Quinton De Kock to lead South Africa in T20Is against India

South Africa have included 3 uncapped players in their squad for tests against India. Fast bowler Anrich Nortje, wicketkeeper/batsman Rudi Second and spin bowling all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy have been given a chance in the team.

"All three newcomers to the test side have more than earned their spurs through impressive performances in last season's Four-Day Franchise competition," Cricket South Africa Acting Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl said.


"We feel we have covered all the options for the conditions we are likely to encounter on the sub-continent with (spinners) Muthusamy and Dane Piedt, who was far and away the leading wicket-taker in our Four-Day competition, providing the back-up to Keshav Maharaj," he added in a media release.


South Africa's T20 squad was also announced in which Faf Du Plessis was not included and Quinto De Kock was handed the captaincy.


"The T20 Series gives us the last chance to have a look at our leadership and batting options as the next edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup is now little more than a year away, which is why we have gone with an inexperienced leadership group," Van Zyl said.


"I would like to stress that Faf du Plessis remains an important part of our plans for white-ball cricket."


South Africa kickstart their tour of India with a t20 match in Dharamshala on September 15.

T20I squad: Quinton de Kock (c), Rassie van der Dussen (vc), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.


Test match squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.