South African skipper Quinton de Kock said on Sunday that pacemaker Kagiso Rabada was not included in the team for the second Test against Sri Lanka, as management wants to keep him fit for the upcoming series against Australia. Rabada was included in the Proteas squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka, but was ultimately not selected in the XI playing. “We haven’t thought much about getting KG back into the squad. We want to keep him fit for the Australian series. We just want to continue the momentum and that’s what we talked about,” De Kock said during the toss prior to the competition. second test.
When asked about the captain of Test, de Kock replied, “I haven’t thought about captain. It’s going well, hopefully we can make two of two. We just want to get another win and start 2021 well. Way behind in the test championship. We don’t mind anyway, it’s not too much stress for a pitch. “
Rabada had missed the first test against Sri Lanka due to an injury to the right adductor.
In the second test, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to hit first.
South Africa plays XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (w / c), Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi.
Sri Lanka plays XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Niroshan Dickwella (w), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando.
South Africa had defeated Sri Lanka by one innings and 45 runs in the first Test of the two-match series. The Proteas are currently in sixth place in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings.
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