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| On Jun 14, 2022 6:37 PM IST

IND vs SA: Why is Quinton de Kock Not Playing Today?


Quinton de Kock Not Playing IND vs SA: In an important news development, South Africa’s senior opening batsman Quinton de Kock is not playing the third T20I match against India at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. South Africa have definitely performed amazingly well in the ongoing India tour as they have registered convincing wins in the first two T20I matches. The visitors now have a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series and they will be eyeing to win the series on Tuesday itself.

IND vs SA: Why is Quinton de Kock Not Playing Today?

After winning his third consecutive toss and choosing to bowl first yet again, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma revealed that Quinton de Kock is still not fully fit and thus, was not available for selection in this 3rd T20I against India. Incidentally, the Proteas wicket-keeper batsman sustained a hand injury that kept him out of the side during the second game. Quinton did not contribute much with the bat in the first T20I against India but he has a brilliant record and experience playing limited-overs cricket in the sub-continent conditions.

“Same thing, bowl again. The colour is different, has a yellowish tinge to it. Feels hard, looks like a good wicket to bat. Same team. Just want to focus on the areas we can improve,” said South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma at the toss.

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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: Confirmed South Africa Playing 11

With Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram not available for selection, South Africa have gone ahead with the winning combination from the second T20I against India. This also means that Reeza Hendricks will have another opportunity to prove his worth in this T20I side.

South Africa Playing 11
Reeza Hendricks
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 Fixture Time Venue
9 June, 2022 (Thursday) 1st T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
12 June, 2022 (Sunday) 2nd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
14 June, 2022 (Tuesday) 3rd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
17 June, 2022 (Friday) 4th T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
19 June, 2022 (Sunday) 5th T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru


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A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.