After Plessis, Quinton de Kock injures his wrist during the second ODI against India. Cricket South Africa announced his dismissal from the remaining ODIs and T20I series.
South Africa is not having a good time keeping up with the opponents in the ODIs as it is but now its situation has gone from bad to worse. After the dismissal of AB de Villiers from the first three ODIs due to his groin injury, another player of the South African team is ruled out.
This time it is Quinton de Kock who is ruled out from the ODIs and the upcoming T20I series because of his wrist injury. Quinton injured himself while fielding in the second ODI at Centurion. The Cricket South Africa announced the dismissal of Quinton ahead the third ODI.
Dr. Mohammed Moosajee, South Africa team manager, speaking on de Kock’s injury said, “Quinton suffered an extreme blow to the left wrist while batting in the second ODI on Sunday and felt severe pain and discomfort. Further investigation revealed severe bony bruising to the area, with associated swelling around the tendon in the wrist.”
In the first two ODIs De Kock has contributed a score of 54 runs, which might not be appreciable but his presence in the team works as a moral support. He is not the first player to injure himself, Faf du Plessis also injured his finger in the first ODI. Due to his injury, Plessis was also ruled out from playing the remaining ODI matches as well the T20I series.
The replacement from De Kock is still not named by the CSA. India is leading the six-match series with 2-0. In both the matches the Proteas had performed poorly. For the fourth ODI AB de Villiers is expected to join the team.
The third ODI between India and South Africa is to be played on February 7, 2018, at Newlands, Cape Town. Follow the live score of the 3rd ODI between India and South Africa with us.