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Quinton de Kock

Full NameQuinton de Kock

BornDecember 17, 1992

Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

NationalitySouth African

RoleWicket Keeper / Left hand Batsman

Relation(s)Sasha Hurly (Spouse), Ernest de Kock (Father)

Quinton de Kock Profile


Quinton de Kock has emerged as one of the most promising young wicket keepers of this decade, thanks to his flamboyant batting coupled with the efficient display behind the stumps.

 

His incredible exploits at the start of his career have already compelled the cricketing experts to mark him as one of the future greats.


Background

 

De Kock went to King Edward VII High school, the same as of his compatriots Graeme Smith and Neil Mckenzie. He made a name for himself during the ICC U-19 World Cup in Australia where he was the leading run scorer for his team with 284 runs from six matches.

 

In the Champions League T20 in 2012, Kock played a match-winning innings for Highveld Lions, helping him in get a national call-up.


Debut

 

The Southpaw 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 reasonable impression on his debut by scoring a 28 off 23 balls while chasing .

 

Things didn't go well in the debut ODI series in January 2013 against the Kiwis, and after a mediocre performance against Sri Lanka in July 2013, he was eventually dropped from the team.


Rise to glory

 

After returning to the ODI team in November 2013, he announced himself onto the big stage by scoring an aggressive century against Pakistan.

 

The best of him was yet to come, as he plundered three successive hundreds against a shell-shocked Indian team in December 2013.

 

In the following year, he made his debut in Tests against Australia at Port Elizabeth, scoring seven and 34 runs in two innings. However, he became a permanent member of the test team later that year on tour of Sri Lanka.


Low point

 

De Kock tore his ankle ligaments in a warm-up match against West Indies in December 2014, which also jeopardized his participation in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Though he managed to recover in time for the event, he struggled to get back to his old form and got meager runs throughout the tournament.

 

This, coupled with his struggles in Bangladesh ultimately forced him out of the side and he was demoted to South Africa A side later on.

 

On the back of some encouraging performances, the wicketkeeper-batsman made a strong comeback to ODI side and scored two centuries in away ODI series against India in 2015, helping his side win the series 3-2.


Records

 

Despite his dominance in the limited overs format, Quinton, however, failed to nail a permanent spot in test eleven, evidenced by Dane Vilas being preferred over him in series against India in 2015.

 

However, the year 2016 witnessed the emergence of a metamorphosed De Kock who seemed intent on setting his Test record straight.

 

He became the fifth South African batsman to score five consecutive fifty-plus scores in tests, eventually leading his team to a series-clinching victory against Australia at Hobart with an aggressive hundred. This also invoked the comparison of the then 24-year old to the legendary Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist.

 

His run-scoring spree continued in ODIs as well with the 113-ball 178 against Australia at Centurion enhancing his reputation as a match winner.


Club career

 

Impressed by De Kock’s free-flowing knocks in international cricket, Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him on board for the 2013 edition. He didn't exactly set the stage on fire and was bought by Delhi Daredevils in 2014..

 

With imposing records piled on by youngster thus far, De Kock remains one of the most interesting youngsters to look forward to in the future.


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