South Africa suffer Quinton de Kock blow

Quinton de Kock (right) to miss the ODI and T20I series against India
Quinton de Kock (right) to miss the ODI and T20I series against India
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South Africa's ongoing campaign against India have suffered another major blow with wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock adding to the injury list.

The 25-year-old sustained a wrist injury while batting in the second One-Day International in Centurion and will need between two to four weeks of recovery period as confirmed by team manager Mohammed Moosajee. As a result, he will miss the remainder of ODI series against India and the Twenty20 International series to follow.

South Africa are already without AB de Villiers (first three ODIs) and Faf du Plessis (entire ODI series) and it was Aiden Markram, who led the side in the second game.

“Quinton suffered an extreme blow to the left wrist while batting in the second ODI on Sunday and felt severe pain and discomfort,” said Moosajee.

”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.”

Uncapped Heinrich Klaasen, who is already present in the squad is expected to take de Kock's position in the XI for the third ODI which starts at Newlands on 7th February.

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