Quinton de Kock    Getty Images
Quinton de Kock Getty Images

South Africa’s situation in the ongoing ODI series against India, went from bad to worse. Ahead of the third ODI, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that Quinton de Kock‘s participation in the ODI and T20I series is over. De Kock has been ruled out due to an wrist injury. He was seen holding his wrist in the second ODI during South Africa’s fielding.

Speaking on de Kock’s injury, Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: Quinton suffered an extreme blow to the left wrist while batting in the second ODI on Sunday and felt severe pain and discomfort. Further investigation revealed severe bony bruising to the area, with associated swelling around the tendon in the wrist.”

De Kock so far has scored 54 runs in two-ODIs, falling to convert starts in both the ODIs. Earlier, skipper Faf du Plessis was ruled out after suffering a finger injury in the Durban ODI. De Kock’s injury is expected to take 2-4 weeks to recover. Du Plessis, too, is ruled out of the ODI and T20I series. He was seen with the South Africa players at Centurion participating in drills before the match.

The selectors will not be naming a replacement for De Kock. AB de Villiers was ruled out of the first-three ODIs, and is expected to be back for the fourth game of the series. India lead the 6-ODI series 2-0.