New Delhi: Trailing 2-0 in the six-match One-Day International (ODI) series against India, hosts South Africa have suffered yet another blow as wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the remaining four ODIs and the T20Is series against India. Also Read - IPL 2020: RCB Spinner Washington Sundar Enjoys Bowling in Powerplay
De Kock suffered a left wrist injury whilst batting during the second ODI at Centurion on Sunday and needs two to four weeks to make a full recovery. South Africa were already without the services of star player AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, who both suffered finger injuries. Cricket South Africa has named no replacement for de Kock in the ODI squad. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After RCB vs MI, Match 10: Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore Move to 3rd Spot After Beating Mumbai Indians in Super Over Thriller
De Kock had a forgettable Test series with the bat and had scored 34 and 20 in the first two ODIs. Also Read - IPL 2020 Match Report: Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore Beat Mumbai Indians in Super Over, Ishan Kishan-Kieron Pollard Fifties in Vain
Keeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen had already been included in the South Africa squad after the first ODI and can now be expected to make his debut in the third match at Cape Town on Wednesday.
India won the first ODI at Durban by six wickets and the second ODI by nine wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the six-match series. The third ODI takes place on February 07 in Cape Town.
(With PTI inputs)