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Temba Bavuma Made Limited Overs Captain, Dean Elgar To Lead South Africa In Tests

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“We are grateful to Quinton [de Kock] for the work he has put in as captain of the team in the limited-overs formats and are indebted to him for stepping up while the national selection panel continued its search for the Test captain. We expect him to still play an integral role in the team’s leadership group,” said CSA Director of Cricket (DoC), Graeme Smith.

“We at CSA are pleased with the appointments of Temba and Dean and believe that we have the men who will lead the Proteas back to their winning ways of old. The pair brings the required stability in both leadership and form to turn the ship in the direction that will eventually bring trophies back to the cabinets.”

Eaerlier, De Kock was appointed limited-overs captain in February last year after South Africa’s poor run in 2019 including the ODI World Cup. While, later he also took over the captaincy duties from Faf du Plessis same year. Under De Kock, South Africa failed to live up to the expectations as they recently lost the Test series to Pakistan 2-0.