JOHANNESBURG: Quinton de Kock has recognized the South Africa Examination captaincy for this worldwide period only as he concedes the selectors have struggled to determine a viable candidate as a prolonged-term answer in the five-working day game.
De Kock, who prospects the side in white-ball cricket, was a surprise decide for the South African summer time, only simply because each he and director of cricket Graeme Smith have beforehand mentioned the stress of captaincy across all a few formats would be much too a lot for the wicketkeeper.
But as the workforce prepares for the begin of the two-Test house series in opposition to Sri Lanka on Boxing Day, and with Assessments against Pakistan and Australia early next yr, De Kock says he is satisfied in a temporary function.
“When they (the selectors) explained to me the situation, I recognized wherever they are coming from. I failed to accept it quickly, I did believe about it,” he informed reporters on Monday.
“It is just for this year. When somebody else puts up their hand, they will get above. But I am joyful to do it for now.”
Sri Lanka grew to become the 1st facet from Asia to win a Test series in South Africa when they claimed a shock 2- get last calendar year.
But these were on coastal wickets in Durban and Port Elizabeth, and De Kock is anticipating a lot a lot more rate and bounce this time round on the Highveld with the first test in Pretoria and the next in Johannesburg.
“We want to enjoy intelligent Take a look at cricket, we want to be extra streetwise in how we go about things. We want to be aggressive,” he said. “We want to be able to throw the initial punch.
“We do have younger players, guys that require to study speedy. Specially where our team is compared to the relaxation of Test cricket.”