Bangladesh are a very strong T20 side: de Kock

South Africa’s wicket keeper Quinton de Kock had a quite series against England but he came back strongly against Bangladesh in the ODI series. He scored hundred and a fifty including a mammoth knock of unbeaten 168 in the 1st ODI. 

After the 3rd ODI, de Kock was delighted to speak about his performance in the series: “The ball was coming to the bat very nicely. I didn’t do well in the England series. I played well here. Even though the wickets were pretty same in all the matches, I will keep my 168 in the first ODI on top.”

De Kock in the press conference

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Hashim Amla was rested in the last ODI. Bavuma opened the innings for the first time with de Kock. The wicket keeper had all to praise for the young man: “I felt good to open with Bavuma. He helped me to play well. He played really well. It would have been better if we both scored fifty.”

Though South Africa won the Test and ODI series comfortably, de Kock believes Bangladesh can comeback strongly in the T20 series: “Bangladesh are a very strong side in T20. Lets see, what happens.”

Faf du Plessis had to leave the field due to back pain when he was batting on 91. After that, he couldn’t return and AB de Villiers led the side in absence of du Plessis. AB said after the match: “Captaincy is fun, when all the players of the team play well. We played every match perfectly according to our plans.” 

He added: “We didn’t gave them any kind of chance. Our bowling was outstanding. The new comers bowled well too. Bavuma also batted well.”

The two T20I matches will be held on 26th and 29th October at Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom respectively.