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Quinton de Kock

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
-
Played for:
South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Delhi, South Africa Under-19, Highveld Lions, Hyderabad
Roles played:
WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Batting:
70
Bowling:
0
Batting:
10
Bowling:
0
Batting:
29
Bowling:
0
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
December 17, 1992, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Profile

As a 16-year old, Quinton de Kock appeared on South Africa's first-class arena when he made his debut for Gauteng in 2009. A left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, de Kock also played for South Africa’s Under-19 side and was an important member in the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup in Townsville.

A gritty fifty in the third place play-off against New Zealand helped his team finish third in the tournament. Representing the Lions in their domestic T20 competition, he was added to their T20 squad for the Champions League in late 2012. Impressed by his performance, the selectors drafted him in South Africa's T20I side for the series against New Zealand the following year. de Kock eventually made his international debut in the first T20I. Later that year, he was picked in the Indian T20 League by the Hyderabad franchise.

The year 2013 brought out the best in him. He was picked in the ODI side as a replacement wicket-keeper for AB de Villers against New Zealand. Though his performance wasn't necessarily a stand out, there was a spark about this young kid and that made the selectors back him to the hilt. Late in the year, de Kock started to exhibit his true colours. Notching up his debut hundred in the ODIs against Pakistan, de Kock announced that he was finally ready to take the world by storm and that is what he did when the Indians came calling later in the year. In the three-match ODI series that followed, de Kock finished with a hundred in each of the three games amassing 342 runs, the most by any batsman in a three-match bilateral series. In 2014, de Kock was bought by the Delhi franchise to play for them in the seventh edition of the Indian T20 League. Barely out of his teens, age is definitely on the side of de Kock and if he stays fit and healthy, this kid could well be the next big thing in South Africa as well as international cricket.


Fast Facts

  • At 20 years and 326 days, de Kock became the youngest South African to score an ODI hundred.
  • His 342 runs scored against India are the most runs scored by any batsman in a 3-match bilateral series.
  • Became only the fifth batsman to score three successive ODI hundreds.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 5 8 264 1 37.71 56.65 0 2 81
ODI 38 38 1500 1 40.54 87.51 6 4 135
T20 20 20 457 4 28.56 119.32 0 0 48
IPL 10 10 159 0 15.90 109.65 0 0 48
CLT20 10 9 250 2 35.71 121.95 1 1 109*
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 19 1 1
ODI 62 2 0
T20 18 6 1
IPL 5 1 0
CLT20 3 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2014-2014
 
ODI:
2013-2015
 
T20:
2012-2014
 
IPL:
2013-2014
 
CLT20:
2012-2013
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Feb 20, 2014
Last played:
South Africa Vs West Indies at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Dec 17, 2014
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at Boland Bank Park, Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Feb 22, 2015
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at Kingsmead, Durban - Dec 21, 2012
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Stadium Australia, Sydney - Nov 09, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Pune at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune - Apr 17, 2013
Last played:
Delhi Vs Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - May 13, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Highveld Lions Vs Mumbai at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 14, 2012
Last played:
Highveld Lions Vs Otago at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Sep 29, 2013
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