Proteas Quinton de Kock. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/Sports Inc

Quinton de Kock. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/Sports Inc

Proteas suffer big injury blow before third England ODI

The Proteas have opted against selecting keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock for the third and final ODI against England.

Proteas Quinton de Kock. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/Sports Inc

Quinton de Kock. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/Sports Inc

On the eve of the third ODI, Cricket South Africa confirmed that Proteas wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock was not considered for selection for the third One-Day International (ODI) against England as a precaution after sustaining an injury to his right thumb during the second ODI at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Sunday.


De Kock injured his right thumb whilst keeping wicket and immediately left the field. Subsequent x-rays cleared him from serious injury, and he did return to open the batting in South Africa’s innings.

The 30-year-old was only available as a batter for today’s match after he was advised by the medical team that keeping wicket and fielding could aggravate the injury.

The selectors have subsequently opted not to take any risks and rest De Kock altogether. It remains to be seen who will be selected in his place for the third encounter.


Proteas ODI squad against England

Temba Bavuma (captain, DP World Lions), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Reeza Hendricks (DP World Lions), Marco Jansen (Dafabet Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Sisanda Magala (DP World Lions), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Janneman Malan (Gbets Rocks), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Anrich Nortje (Dafabet Warriors), Wayne Parnell (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Kagiso Rabada (DP World Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (DP World Lions).

Betway ODI Series against England

Friday, 27 January – 13:00

South Africa beat England by 27 runs – Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Sunday, 29 January – 10:00

South Africa beat England by five wickets – Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Wednesday, 01 February – 13:00

South Africa vs England – The Oval, Kimberley

The Proteas squad has clinched an impressive series win over England. Photo: Twitter

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