Duminy and De Kock recovering well
Proteas players, JP Duminy and Quinton de Kock are both recovering well from their injuries, and might be fit in time for the ICC World Cup which starts in February.
Duminy was supposed to return to the field on Friday for the first One Day International match against the West Indies, with De Kock returning to wicket keeping and batting practice on Monday, however, they will both not be available for selection before the World Cup begins.
“The plan is to come back on Friday for the first ODI,” Duminy said on Monday, having been side-lined since November last year with a knee injury.
“My knee has been holding up pretty well over the last while. The last 10 days have probably been the most vigorous in terms of rehab. I will try and play every game in this ODI series. I'll have to assess it game by game as it's important to manage my knee around games.
“The injury will probably affect how much bowling I do, especially in the ODI series against the West Indies. I'm not exactly sure how it will pan out yet, but I'm hoping to contribute with the ball. Over the last period of time, I've contributed really well with the ball,” said Duminy who took 10 wickets in ODI cricket in 2014.
De Kock has said that his ankle injury, which he picked up during the first Test against the West Indies on December 19thin Centurion, is recovering much faster than predicted.
“I actually started running in the last two days. I was running full sprints yesterday,” said De Kock.
“I'm actually recovering quite fast, a lot quicker than anybody expected. I should be fully fit very soon.”
He added that he was confident that he would be available for the two warm up matches against New Zealand and Sri Lanka, which is a week before the World Cup actually begins.
“I’d love to play in the World Cup warm-ups and any other games obviously. I'm starting batting today and keeping. I'm sure I'll be fully fit by the warm-ups.
“There's no pain, it's just precaution at the moment. I'm still wary about how much I can do, so it's just about getting my confidence back with what I do.”
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