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'Freed' Quinny: Does he slide back down Test order?

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Proteas batsman Quinton de Kock
Proteas batsman Quinton de Kock
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Responsibility … rightly or wrongly, much of that has been plucked away now from Quinton de Kock, at least in a national-team leadership context.

Briefly the acting Test captain, he was also relieved last week of his (seemingly just a little more adhesive) status as skipper of the one-day international and Twenty20 causes.

A new guard was installed on the same day, as Cricket South Africa unveiled Dean Elgar as Test captain and empowered Temba Bavuma with the dual white-ball cares.

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