Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the three-match KFC T20 International (T20I) series against Pakistan starting at Newlands on Friday.
De Kock sustained a groin injury during the fifth ODI against Pakistan on Wednesday and will need a period of treatment and rehabilitation to make a full recovery.
‘Quinton sustained an injury to his left groin while fielding during the last ODI on Wednesday. He will be unable to take part in the T20I series against Pakistan and we are hopeful he will be fit for selection for the Test series against Sri Lanka, starting in Durban on 13 February,’ said Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee.
Cape Cobras batsman Janneman Malan has been called up to replace De Kock for the remaining two matches.
‘Janneman was one of the standout players during the Mzansi Super League and has been putting in the runs consistently at franchise level. He is an exciting young prospect, this is a great opportunity for us to continue blooding players at international level,’ said national selection panel convener Linda Zondi.
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