David Miller has been appointed as the stand-in captain ahead of the second T20I at Wanderers Stadium
David Miller has been appointed as the stand-in captain ahead of the second T20I at Wanderers Stadium

South African captain, Faf du Plessis, has been rested for the last two T20I against Pakistan. David Miller has been appointed as the stand-in captain ahead of the second T20I at Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. The Proteas hold a 1-0 lead following their six-run win in the opening match at Newlands on Friday. (ALSO READ: South Africa to be without de Kock, du Plessis for remaining Pakistan T20Is)

National Selection Panel convener, Linda Zondi explained the decision: Giving David a leadership role is another way that we are broadening our leadership resources within our respective squads. David has a wealth of experience and is a well-respected figure within the Proteas environment. The last two matches will be an opportunity for us to grow potential leaders for the future.

Earlier, Quinton de Kock, was ruled out of the remaining T20Is after he sustained a groin injury during the fifth ODI on Wednesday. A replacement has been called up in the form of Janneman Malan, who plays for the Cape Cobras.

Malan has been effective in T20Is, playing valuable knocks for the Cape Cobras and the Cape Town Blitz in the much recent Mzansi Super League, in which he tallied 305 runs with two half-centuries in Blitz s road to the final. He recently scored 67 and 168 in two innings of a First-Class game against Warriors at Port Elizabeth.

Janneman was one of the standout players during the Mzansi Super League and has been putting in the runs consistently at franchise level, Selection Convener Linda Zondi said. He is an exciting young prospect, this is a great opportunity for us to continue blooding players at international level.