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Nkwe impressed by De Kock

10th September 2019, 18:08 by Tom Hill

South Africa team director Enoch Nkwe says Quinton de Kock will get the chance to captain the team at next year's T20 World Cup.

The 26-year-old will lead a young side in three T20 matches against India this year, with regular skipper Faf du Plessis set to miss out.

The board of selectors are considering a fresh approach after a poor World Cup, with Du Plessis coming towards the end of his career.

De Kock has played in 191 internationals since making his debut in 2012 and Nkwe admits the wicket-keeper has a great chance to stake his claim this autumn.

He told ESPN Cric Info: "I strongly believe that we have a good enough squad. We have a good leader here.

"It's also an opportunity to start building for the future. We know where Faf stands, as a captain and as a player. He's done great things for South African cricket.

"We also need to look at what the future looks like. We believe in Quinton, who's going to be leading the team in this series."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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