• Test captain: Our four candidates

    The Proteas are in search of a Test captain following the confirmation that Quinton de Kock will not take up the responsibility. SA Cricket magazine looks at the records of four likely candidates.

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    Director of cricket Graeme Smith confirmed on Friday that wicketkeeper-batsman De Kock will continue in his role as white-ball captain of the Proteas, but will not be on duty in the longer format of the game.

    ‘He [De Kock] will be our white-ball captain, not Test captain going forward. We want to keep him fresh and playing well,’ said Smith.

    ‘I can’t tell you who it’s going to be. We are in a debate over it. There is no one duly person you could pinpoint to right now and say that’s the guy. There are lots of players vying for selection. When we do play cricket we will see who escalate themselves.’

    While the management of CSA debate, we look at the records of the four most spoken-about candidates.

    Temba Bavuma (29)

    Innings: 67

    Average: 30.75 (1 century, 13 50s)

    Top score: 102*

    Temba Bavuma

    Dean Elgar (32)

    Innings: 110

    Average: 38.49 (12 centuries, 14 50s)

    Top score: 199

    Dean Elgar

    Aiden Markram (25)

    Innings: 37

    Average: 38.48 (4 centuries, 6 50s)

    Top score: 152

    Aiden Markram

    Rassie van der Dussen (31)

    Innings: 6

    Average: 34.25 (3 50s)

    Top score: 98

    Rassie van der Dussen

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