Heinz Schenk
3 minute read
5 Feb 2020
11:11 am

A history of Proteas ODI captaincy debuts

Heinz Schenk

Quinton de Kock's ODI captaincy debut against England was probably the most successful in Proteas history to date. But various others also made their mark.

Quinton de Kock (captain) of South Africa celebrates after scoring a century during the 1st ODI match between South Africa and England at Newlands Cricket Stadium on February 04, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

On Tuesday, Quinton de Kock wrote himself into South African cricketing folklore with arguably the best ODI captaincy debut ever by a Protea player. But the national team has a fairly rich history of men making their respective marks with the captain's armband on. We look back at how previous full-time stewardship started. (Excluded are stand-in gigs)   CLIVE RICE The hastily arranged friendship tour to India did little favours for Rice, South Africa's first post-isolation ODI skipper. Having reached the back-end of a superb career, he only made 14 and bowled five overs for 14 runs. KEPLER WESSELS  ...