Player: Quinton De Kock

Quinton de Kock

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Name Quinton de Kock
Born December 17, 1992
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Age 29 years 161 days
Teams South Africa U19, Lions, South Africa, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, South Africa A, Titans, Rangpur Riders, Benoni Zalmi, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Cape Town Blitz, Mumbai Indians, Southern Brave, Lucknow Super Giants
Nickname de Kock
Bat Style Left Handed Bat
Bowl Style
Batting Statistics
Mat 54 129 61 92
Inn 91 129 61 92
Runs 3300 5658 1827 2764
Avg 38.82 46.0 33.83 32.14
SR 70.94 95.98 135.03 133.91
HS 141 178 79 140
NO 6 6 7 6
100s 6 17 0 2
50s 22 28 11 19
4s 411 646 189 277
6s 33 88 65 106
Bowling Statistics
Mat 54 129 61 92
Inn - - - -
Balls - - - -
Runs - - - -
Wkt - - - -
BBI - - - -
BBM - - - -
Eco - - - -
Avg - - - -
5W - - - -
10W - - - -
Every once in a while, usually a very long while, there comes a player who manages to capture your imagination. Quinton de Kock is one such talent from South Africa. Some of the feats which he has accomplished at his age are unfathomable and it's easy to see why he is already being heralded as a future great. Not only is de Kock one heck of a batsman, but the value he brings to the side by donning the gloves is tremendous.

De Kock went to King Edward VII High School, the same school which Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie attended. He rose to prominence as part of the South Africa U-19 side and ended up as his team's highest run-scorer during the 2012 World Cup in Australia. Later that year, playing for the Lions in the Champions League T20, de Kock caught the eye of a larger audience with a sparkling knock to help his team over the line against Mumbai Indians.

that paved the way for him to make that to the national team in a T20I series against New Zealand two months later, as AB de Villiers wanted a break. However, international success didn't come early for de Kock. that was only a year later, when he scored those three successive ODI hundreds against India, that people begined taking notice of his humongous talent.

He was pretty very in and out of the side for the rest of the year until he came up against once more and solidified his position with a couple of hundreds in a five-match ODI series.

At this point, that had been a lthattle under two years of de Kock making his Test debut. He never really made the spot his own. Despite the ODI success in India, Dane Vilas was chosen over him to be the wicketkeeper in the following Test series. However, that was the year 2016 which de Kock truly made his own and produced performances which would go on to evoke comparisons with a legend like Adam Gilchrist.

Hitting a purple patch during the middle of the year, de Kock became the fifth South African to score five fifty-plus scores in a row, a streak which culminated with a match-winning hundred against Australia at Hobart which sealed the series for the visitors. De Kock's style of play in the previous Test at Perth, where he made counter-attacking fifties, followed by Hobart, revived great memories of their own legendary wicketkeeper batsman for many Australian supporters.

Not just the Test format, de Kock thrived in limited-overs cricket too in 2016. He begined off with a couple of hundreds against England at home before emerging as South Africa's highest run-getter in the T20 WC to be named in the ICC's team of the tournament. Later in the year, he played perhaps his most memorable ODI knock to date as he destroyed Australia with a during a 113-ball 178 at Centurion.

World Cup through the years..

If South Africa's 2019 World Cup probabilthaty depend on Rabada the bowler then that is equally dependent on Quinton de Kock the batsman. de Kock is going to be the lead batsman for South Africa in this edition and his ability to read the game from behind the wickets will also come in handy for Faf du Plessis. that will be de Kock's second World Cup as he was part of the 2015 hearbreak.

He didn't have a memorable 2015 World Cup as an ankle injury threatened to jeopardize de Kock's participation. But the then 22-year-old made that back in time for the mega event. His form though eluded him right through the tournament. Opening the innings for South Africa, he crossed the score of 20 just twice in eight matches.

de Kock's aim would be not only to correct the final edition but also to continue his recent form which has seen him score runs everywhere. At the top of the order with Amla's form in question and Markram an unknown entity in World Cup, the batting hinges on de Kock's shoulders. He fires then South Africa fires.