Quinton de Kock, the wicketkeeper-batsman, has replaced Faf du Plessis as the captain of South Africa’s ODI set-up for the upcoming three-match series against England, starting on February 4. Meanwhile, selectors have included five uncapped players – Lutho Sipamla, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Janneman Malan and Kyle Verreynne.- in the squad. CSA Acting Director of Cricket Graeme Smith has stated that “We all know the quality of the player that Quinton de Kock has grown to become. Over the years, we have watched him grow in confidence and become one of the top ODI wicket-keeper batsmen in the world. 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. We wish him the very best in this new role and look forward to watching him make his mark in this series against the World Cup Champions.”

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