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Quinton de Kock ruled out as South Africa’s injury crisis deepens

Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the remainder of South Africa’s ODI and T20 series against India after sustaining a wrist injury

cricket Updated: Feb 05, 2018 15:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Quinton de Kock had sustained his wrist injury during South Africa’s nine-wicket loss to India in the Centurion ODI.(AFP)

Quinton de Kock was the latest name to go into the list of South Africa’s injured stars as the Proteas’ suffered yet another blow in the ongoing six-match ODI series against India. The wicketkeeper-batsman has been ruled out of the rest of the series owing to a wrist injury.

De Kock, who had sustained the injury during the nine-wicket loss in the Centurion ODI on Sunday, will need two-four weeks to recover and will also be unavailable for the three-match T20 series later this month, a Cricket South Africa (CSA) press release revealed.

“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. 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,” South Africa team manager Dr. Mohammed Moosajee was quoted as saying in the press release.

De Kock follows Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis and star batsman AB de Villiers into the sidelines. De Villiers, however, is expected to make his comeback in the 4th ODI.

South Africa currently trail the six-match ODI series 0-2 against India.

First Published: Feb 05, 2018 15:10 IST