JOHANNESBURG: : South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the third Test against England due to a right knee injury.
Confirming the news, South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee revealed that Quinton had slipped and sustained a freak injury to his right knee at home, Sport24 reported.
In his absence, AB de Villiers, who would lead the team after the retirement of Hashim Amla, would also take the gloves until Dane Vilas, who is en-route to Johannesburg arrives.
South Africa are currently trailing 0-1 in the four-match series following the second Test against England ended in a draw in Cape Town.
The two sides will meet at the Wanderers Test, starting from Thursday.