De Kock dropped, Vilas to make Test debut

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Wicketkeeper Dane Vilas is set to make his debut for South Africa in the second Test against Bangladesh starting in Mirpur on Thursday.

The 30-year-old Vilas will replace Quinton de Kock in the line-up. Vilas has played one international match for South Africa, a one-off T20 against India at the Wanderers in 2012.

De Kock has been in terrible batting form on the tour of Bangladesh, scoring only 100 runs in five limited-overs innings while he got a first-ball duck in the drawn first Test.

Vilas gets his opportunity after scoring 499 runs in 14 domestic first-class innings for the Cape Cobras last season.

A right-handed batsman, Vilas has solid average of 41 in 71 first-class matches, including 10 centuries.

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