De Kock to have fitness test, Steyn out

Quinton de Kock missed the third Test after injuring his knee the night before © Gallo Images

Quinton de Kock will undergo a final fitness test on Wednesday to asses whether he is able to return as wicketkeeper at Centurion. South Africa have also confirmed that Dale Steyn will not play and released Stiaan van Zyl from the 17-man squad announced on Tuesday – increasing the likelihood that 33-year-old Lions opener Stephen Cook will make his Test debut.

De Kock missed the third Test in Johannesburg after hurting his knee while at home the night before, forcing Dane Vilas to fly up from Port Elizabeth on the morning of the game. Vilas was not, however, retained in the squad for Centurion. Steyn was included but, as revealed by ESPNcricinfo, was not expected to play as he continues to recover from a shoulder problem.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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