Quinton de Kock has been named South Africa’s ODI captain replacing Faf du Plessis as the team has set into motion its long-term transition plan. De Kock’s first assignment in charge of the side will be the three-match ODI series against England at home.
The southpaw has previously captained South Africa only in two ODIs as well as two T20Is. The decision to appoint de Kock in the pivotal post comes at the back of a spate of losses endured by the Proteas side led by Faf du Plessis. South Africa crashed out of the World Cup in the first round under his leadership and their results in international cricket since then have not been satisfactory either.
Talking about the choice of de Kock as the new skipper, CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith said - "He has a unique outlook and manner in which he goes about his business and is tactically very street smart. We are confident that the new leadership role will bring out the best in him as a cricketer and that he can take the team forward into the future and produce results that South Africans the world over can be very proud of."