Quinton de Kock

South Africa|Wicketkeeper Batter
Quinton de Kock
INTL CAREER: 2012 - 2022
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Full Name

Quinton de Kock

Born

December 17, 1992, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Age

29y 194d

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.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test549163300141*38.82465270.936224113322111
ODI1291296565817846.00589595.9717286468817411
T20I64637186379*33.261384134.60011194655115
FC8414210546319441.38724075.4512366847132316
List A1701687704417843.75729896.51213478312121217
T20264256217868140*33.485691138.2554882029818545
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test54------------
ODI129------------
T20I64------------
FC841690---9.00-000
List A170------------
T20264------------
Quinton de Kock
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South Africa vs India--0c/0s19-Jun-2022BengaluruT20I # 1575
South Africa vs India142c/0s17-Jun-2022RajkotT20I # 1572
South Africa vs India220c/0s09-Jun-2022DelhiT20I # 1554
Super Giants vs RCB61c/0s25-May-2022KolkataT20
Super Giants vs KKR140*1c/1s18-May-2022DY PatilT20
Videos
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Shreyas Iyer smacks Tabraiz Shamsi for a six
Andre Russell can't help but appreciate Quinton de Kock's effort after his century
The Knight Riders players, smashed for 140 runs in 70 balls by Quinton de Kock, congratulate their tormentor
Quinton de Kock brought up his second IPL century, this one off 59 balls
Quinton de Kock was at his fluent best as the innings wore on
Quinton de Kock brought up his second half-century of the season against Knight Riders