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Quinton de Kock
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Quinton de Kock

South Africa|Wicketkeeper batter
Quinton de Kock

INTL CAREER: 2012 - 2021

Full Name

Quinton de Kock

Born

December 17, 1992, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Age

28y 187d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

TEAMS

Quinton de Kock's fearless striking and handy glovework have earned him comparisons to greats of the game like Adam Gilchrist and Mark Boucher, early in his career. By 21, de Kock shared the record for the most successive ODI centuries - three - before it was bettered by Kumar Sangakkara. A year later, he had established himself in all three formats.

De Kock grew up as a baseball player and even considered a move to the United States, but his father convinced him to pursue cricket instead. He attended King Edward VII High School, the alma mater of Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie, and was picked for the South African Under-19 side, which he captained briefly. The leadership mantle was taken away ahead of the 2012 World Cup in Australia in order for him to concentrate on his batting. It paid off as topped South Africa's batting charts with 284 runs from six matches at 47.33 and a best of 126.

De Kock was contracted to the Lions in 2012-13 and caught the national selectors' eyes when he starred in a match-winning partnership with Neil McKenzie in the Champions League T20 against Mumbai Indians. He also finished fourth on the first-class rankings, despite playing only six of the 10 matches that summer.

He was selected for South Africa's T20I series against New Zealand in 2012-13 to keep wickets in place of AB de Villiers, who asked to be rested. But he did not make much of a first impression on the international stage. After a lean series in Sri Lanka in July 2013, he was dropped.

De Kock returned in November that year and scored his first ODI century against Pakistan. A month later, he reeled off three in a row against India. Early in 2014, de Kock made his Test debut after Alviro Petersen took ill, but was only given a permanent place later that year, on a tour to Sri Lanka. He scored two half-centuries in his next three Tests, but then tore ankle ligaments during warm-up in a Test against West Indies in December.

The injury put de Kock at risk of missing the 2015 World Cup, but he recovered quickly. However, he struggled to find his old form and struggled through that tournament and a series against Bangladesh. Subsequently, he was dropped again and sent to the South African A side to find his touch. He did well for them in India and returned to the senior side, scoring two hundred in a five-match series against India and two more against England at home to reclaim his place.

De Kock also hit his stride in the shortest format, and scored his maiden half-century in the 2016 World T20. Along with two contributions in the 40s, he was South Africa's most successful batsman and was named in the ICC's team of the tournament.
Firdose Moonda

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test538963245141*39.09456171.146224063221411
ODI1231236523517844.74551894.871526603761689
T20I47475130379*31.02954136.5806135534111
FC8314010540819441.60714975.6412366797031616
List A1641627662117842.71692195.66193274010920615
T20209203166245126*33.394521138.1343665124814337
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test53------------
ODI123------------
T20I47------------
FC831690---9.00-000
List A164------------
T20209------------
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATWKDATEGROUNDFORMAT
South Africa vs West Indies96 & 03c/0s & 1c/0s18-Jun-2021Gros IsletTest # 2426
South Africa vs West Indies141*2c/0s & 0c/0s10-Jun-2021Gros IsletTest # 2424
Mum Indians vs Super Kings381c/0s01-May-2021DelhiT20
Mum Indians vs Royals70*0c/1s29-Apr-2021DelhiT20
Mum Indians vs Punjab Kings30c/0s23-Apr-2021ChennaiT20

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Quinton de Kock speaks at the presentation ceremony
Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock lead South Africa off the field after their win against West Indies
Quinton de Kock pulls in front of square
Quinton de Kock got to his half-century late on day one
Quinton de Kock punches one through the off side
Quinton de Kock gestures to the dressing room on reaching his century