Proteas

Drama as De Kock ruled out of 3rd Test

2016-01-14 09:14
Quinton de Kock (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas wicketkeeper batsman, Quinton de Kock, has been ruled out of the third Test against England starting at the Wanderers on Thursday.

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De Kock sustained a freak injury to his right knee on Wednesday evening, and will be replaced by Dane Vilas in the starting XI.

Proteas team manager, Mohammed Moosajee explained: “Quinton slipped and sprained his right knee at home late yesterday afternoon. Initially he didn’t think it was too serious but woke up after midnight in pain and with a swollen knee.

He will have investigations done later today to ascertain the extent of the injury.”

Vilas is en-route to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth, where he was supposed to be playing a Sunfoil Series four-day match for the Cape Cobras against the Warriors. 

AB de Villiers will take the gloves if the Proteas field first until Vilas arrives.

The 30-year-old is coming off a career-best 216 not out in last week’s round of Sunfoil Series matches. His last Test for the Proteas was against India last month.

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