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IND vs SA: Is Quinton de Kock Playing Today? Here’s the update

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Quinton de Kock IND vs SA 4th T20I: Team India made a superb comeback in Visakhapatnam with a convincing 48-run victory over South Africa during the third T20I encounter. With this excellent win, the Men in Blue are still alive in this home series as the Proteas have a lead of 2-1 in the five-match T20I series. On the other hand, it will now be really important for South Africa to seal the series in their favour with a big win in the upcoming 4th T20I match scheduled to take place on 17 June, 2022 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

IND vs SA: Is Quinton de Kock Playing Today? Here’s the update

The biggest worry for the South Africa team management currently is the fitness of their premier wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock who is yet to completely recover from a wrist injury. The Proteas swashbuckling opener sustained the injury before the second T20I against India and was not available for selection during the last two games. The recent update is that Cricket South Africa (CSA) have tweeted that de Kock has shown improvement in his wrist injury but the final call on his availability will be taken just before the 4th T20I against India on Friday.

“Wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock, has made a marked improvement in his recovery from a wrist injury. The Proteas’ medical staff will continue to assess his progress and make a decision on his availability for match four in due course,” said an official statement by Cricket South Africa.

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Quinton de Kock Stats in T20I

Matches Runs Strike-Rate 50s Recent Form
62 1849 135.03 11 22, 6, 140*, 7, 11, 50

India vs South Africa: Probable SA Playing 11

In case Quinton de Kock is termed fit for the fourth T20I game against India, he will walk into the South Africa playing 11 in place of Reeza Hendricks. It will then be interesting to see who will keep the wickets between Heinrich Klaasen and de Kock.

SA Playing 11
Reeza Hendricks/Quinton de Kock
Temba Bavuma (C)
Rassie van der Dussen
David Miller
Heinrich Klaasen (wk)
Wayne Parnell

Dwaine Pretorius
Keshav Maharaj
Kagiso Rabada
Tabraiz Shamsi
Anrich Nortje

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IND vs SA 2022 Schedule

Date Format Match Time Venue Result
9 June, 2022 1st T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi South Africa won by 7 wickets
12 June, 2022 2nd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Barabati Stadium, Cuttack South Africa won by 4 wickets
14 June, 2022 3rd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam India won by 48 runs
17 June, 2022 4th T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot TBA
19 June, 2022 5th T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru TBA

 

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