Quinton de Kock won’t be Test Captain of RSA Team: Graeme Smith


The South African Cricket director Graeme Smith said Quinton de Kock won’t be Test Captain of RSA Team because of workload. On Friday the former captain Smith also said that it’s very difficult for any wicket-keeper to manage all the three formats of cricket as a captain. Because he will not be able to focus on his performance.

Still, there is no series is going to be played due to the COVID-19 Virus. The former captain also said that there are a lot of players on the same level and we can not confirm the captain yet and we will select the captain on the performance base of the players. Smith said de Kock’s workload as a wicketkeeper and a major batter in all three formats, and his approach as an instinctive player and leader were factors in the decision.

“The South African team just want the De Kock as a good player and just performed well for the nation. If we declare him as a captain of the whole format of the cricket then his will be the much more burden to manage a team for a youngster. And the style of player and personality he is – we want to keep him as expressive as possible.” Captain on the performance level.

Smith was just 22 and had not captained in any of his 31 first-class matches – only eight of them Tests – when he was appointed skipper in the wake of South Africa’s failed 2003 World Cup campaign under Shaun Pollock. Smith retired in March 2014 with a world record 109 Test captaincies to his credit. He won 53 of those matches, another world record. His winning percentage of 48.62 puts him 21st on the all-time list and below only Pollock, Hansie Cronje and du Plessis among South Africans.

But there was more to his role than that, and opening the batting. Smith was South Africa’s all-format captain for eight years, a load he eased by giving up the T20I leadership in August 2010 after 27 games in charge. The ODI captaincy went next, in August 2011, when the buck had stopped with him for 149 matches. “I’ve always believed, having been in the job myself, that captaining in all three formats is challenging,” Smith said. “It probably doesn’t work.”

Quinton De Kock, 27, has led South Africa in 16 of his 165 white-ball internationals, starting with an ODI against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in August 2018. By then he had played 159 matches for South Africa across the formats.

The cricket board of South Africa will announce the captain name after the finishing COVID-19.  Stay at home and stay safe becasue it’s a time for all the nations of the world to defeat this harmful virus across the world. For more cricket news visit quickhighlights.

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