South Africa's batsman Quinton de Kock looks up as his shot is midair and prior to being dismissed for 94 runs during the second One Day International cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Centurion Park in Johannesburg, South Africa, . (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Quinton De Kock, the South African Team’s Wicket Keeper has been assigned the duty of leading the side in T-20 Internationals to give him ample time before the T-20 World Cup set to begin next year in Australia. Wicket Keeper will be on his toes as South Africa tour to India will not be that much easier for the tourist this time around as they are already a depleted side with young players in their ranks. Captain has a lot to say about the preparations for this tour and he says his side is well equipped with the worst conditions possible the might face during the tour.

Many questions were asked on the Indian pitches when the Proteas toured India four years ago eventually the tourists didn’t have a great time losing the series by 0-3 to India on that tour. South Africa will be playing their first T-20 International game against India on 15th September which will be hosted by Dharamsala.

South Africa’s Wicketkeeper Batsman says that he has calmed the squad’s nerves for the spin threat and has warned them to be prepared for the extreme conditions they can get in this part of the World.

“From our side‚ what we are going to do is to make sure that we prepare for the worst,” said De Kock, who will be leading the T20 side in the absence of Faf du Plessis.

“To be honest‚ I don’t know what we are going to get. In T20s I don’t think it will spin that much because in the IPL they prepare pretty good wickets.

“But Test matches are a different story and it could end up turning on day one. It is more of a mental thing and not being caught up too much on whether it is spinning or not‚ that is what it boils down to.”

So, it will be a cracker of a contest where we will be watching an entertaining contest between Rabada and Kohli. Second match-up could be between Bumrah vs Quinton De Kock. De Kock captaincy would be also put to test in the absence of senior statesman Faf Du Plessis.


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