Quinton de Kock overview

Quinton De Kock is a South African cricketer who is also the current captain of the South African national cricket team. De Kock was born on 17th December 1992 in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa. He also plays for the Titans at the domestic level and is regarded as one of the best wicketkeeper batsmen in the world. He was also named the Cricketer of the year at Cricket South Africa’s 2017 Annual Awards.

De Kock did his schooling from King Edward VII School in Johannesburg. His talent got noticed during his time in school when he used to play for the affiliate club Old Eds. He scored 95 of 131 balls in South Africa’s first match against Bangladesh in the 2012 ICC under-19 Cricket World cup which South Africa won by 133 runs. he scored 126 off 106 balls, with South Africa winning again, by 209 runs in the second match against Namibia. In the quarter-final de Kock recorded five dismissals against England which included 2 stumpings and 3 catches. De Kock scored ranked 4th after scoring 284 in the tournament.

In the year 2016, de Kock had a good season in limited-overs as he started of with 2 hundreds against England at home and then eventually went on to finish the year as the highest run-getter for his team. His most memorable knock that year was a staggering 178 off just 113 balls against Australia at Centurion.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 51 86 5 3008 129 37.14 4227 71.16 5 0 21 386 25
ODI 123 123 6 5235 178 44.74 5518 94.87 15 0 26 603 76
T20 47 47 5 1303 79 31.02 954 136.58 0 0 6 135 53
IPL 66 66 4 1959 108 31.6 1467 133.54 1 0 14 201 76

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 51 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 123 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 47 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 66 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

The left-handed batsman made his debut for the national T20 team against the visiting New Zealand in 2012 in absence of the regular keeper AB de Villiers. De Kock made a good impression on his debut by scoring a 28 off 23 balls while chasing a good score in a high-voltage match.

ODI Career

De Kock made his ODI debut on 19th January 2013 at Boland Park against New Zealand. Being a specialist batsman, he has played 121 matches and has scored 5135 runs which includes 15 hundreds and 25 fifties. His highest score is 178 and has a career average of 44.65 and a strike rate of 94.85.

Test career

Although de Kock’s forte is playing limited overs cricket, he has played 47 test matches till date and has scored 2934 runs at an average of 39.12 and has a strike rate of 70.96. De Kock has 5 centuries and 21 fifties to his name. He was selected for the fourth and the final Test against England at home and scored his debut Test hundred by scoring 129* in the first innings coming to bat at number seven. De Kock reached a milestone as the fastest to reach 10 ODI centuries in the tour. He completed his 10th century in his 55th match.

IPL career

De Kock made his IPL debut against Pune Warriors on 17th April 2013 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium. He has played in 50 matches so far and has scored 1456 runs at a strike rate of 131.29.

T20 Career

De Kock made his T20 debut against New Zealand at Kingsmead on 21st December 2012. He has scored 1226 runs from 44 matches at a strike rate of 136.07 and also has 6 fifties to his name.

ICC Trophies

He took over the gloves from his teammate AB De Villiers and since then, has not looked back. He has played over 200 international matches and has made a name for himself in International cricket within very less time.

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