De Kock to miss third Test against New Zealand?

De Kock injured his finger during the second Test

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South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock could be sidelined for the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton, which begins on March 25.

De Kock is currently nursing an injury in his right index finger, which he sustained during the second Test in Wellington, and underwent scans as a precaution.

Once the results of the scans are known, the Proteas will decide whether De Kock will be fit enough to play in the final Test of the series.

Should the 24-year-old be ruled out, it is likely that South Africa will call up uncapped wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen.

Meanwhile, New Zealand are also sweating over left-arm seamer Trent Boult, who is still recovering from an upper leg injury.

Boult injured his leg during the first Test in Dunedin and did not feature in the second Test.

According to New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling, Boult is not fully fit and added that the Black Caps will make a decision on his availability in the next few days.

South Africa hold a 1-0 lead going into the third Test as they defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in Wellington.

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