South Africa eye India series an opportunity to start building for the future

South African squad arrives on Indian shores without their regular skipper Faf du Plessis for the three T20Is - starting from September 15
South Africa eye India series an opportunity to start building for the futureQuinton de Kock has also shown the desire to repeat their feat from 2015 when they won both T20I and ODI series. (Photo: Getty)
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The T20I World Cup is scheduled to take place in Australia next year and the visiting South Africa side has already set their sights at the event with South Africa team director Enoch Nkwe hinting at the possibility of having Quinton de Kock lead the side. 

In an arrival press conference in Dharamsala, where the first T20I will be played, Nkwe has thrown his weight behind the 26-year-old de Kock.

"I strongly believe that we have a good enough squad. We have a good leader here. It's also an opportunity to start building for the future. We know where Faf stands, as a captain and as a player. He's done great things for South African cricket. We also need to look at what the future looks like. We believe in Quinton, who's going to be leading the team in this series,".

South African squad arrives on Indian shores without their regular skipper Faf du Plessis for the three T20Is - starting from September 15 and Nkwe believes has backed the young team to do well against a very strong Indian side.

"If you look at the group of guys, we've got good enough experience. The captain himself has played a lot of cricket here in India. We've got fresh blood that is coming into the squad and that's very exciting. We'll be competitive. We want to walk away with a series win. The entire squad is very determined. We're here to win. We understand that the opposition is strong in their backyard, but that's something we're going to leave on the park. We're going to give 100%.

Captain de Kock has also shown the desire to repeat their feat from 2015 when they won both the T20I (2-0) and ODI series (3-2) in India.

"Coming into this series, we've got a lot of new players. Win or lose, I just want the guys to keep competing, keep fighting. As long as they keep doing that, I'm sure we'll be in good hands. We've got quite a young team, so there will be a lot of energy. Looking forward to that."

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