Why is Quinton de Kock not in the lineup for today’s game? in T20 World Cup 2021. He’s “made himself unavailable” for the T20 World Cup with the team. The match against the Windward Islands. At the toss on Tuesday, Temba Bavuma verified the news. Quinton de Kock made the contact for ‘personal reasons,’ according to Bavuma. The big blow to the team comes hot on the heels of a directive by Cricket South Africa. The board asked all their players to “take a knee” together in support of a fight. Against racism for the remaining games in the tournament.
Additionally, the two events could be completely unrelated. Quinton was the only player to not take a knee in the South Africa match. Against England and he was away from the team’s national anthem. It is recitation after the toss on Tuesday. Taking the knee is a popular gesture used by people. Also, the all-around world to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter against racism. Many teams, including India, have taken a knee together in this T20 World Cup.
Quinton de Kock
Quinton didn’t score much against Australia on Saturday. Alongside, Bavuma played 12 balls for seven runs. Before mistiming a paddle sweep which saw the ball bounce onto the stumps. However, his absence will still hurt South Africa. De Kock was the team’s highest scorer in their T20I series. Against West Indies, earlier this year with 255 runs at an average of 51. Also, no other batter from either side crossed even 180.
Lastly, Reeza Hendricks replaces Quinton de Kock. Against the West Indies and he is ranked 19th in the ICC T20I rankings. Furthermore, Hendricks has played 37 T20Is. Also, scored 993 runs at an average of 28.37. Hendricks’ strike rate isn’t too impressive 122.90. But he can play the long game and change gears when set.