Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named the wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Cock as the stand-in captain of South Africa for the remaining ODI matches in SA’s tour of Sri Lanka.

The 25-year-old  will lead the side in the 4th ODI on Wednesday. The Proteas has already taken an unassailable 3-0 the five-match ODI series.

Du Plessis hurt his shoulder in the previous game and will miss the remaining matches.

“ To be honest, I am feeling quite nervous. It is an honor to be given this responsibility of captaining the Proteas,” de Cock told the media after being assigned the leadership duty.

“I want to carry on where Faf has left off and to continue with his legacy.”

Ottis Gibson, South Africa head coach feels the leadership role will help de Cock portray a different side to his game and personality.

“I have always found Quinton to have a good cricket brain, he understands the game,” Gibson said as per a report from Cricbuzz.

“With Faf injured, it seems like a good opportunity and chance for him to show that side of his game as a leader for the next two games,” he added.

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