You don’t see players like Quinton De Kock every day. As soon as he stepped into the field, it was evident that he would be a future great. His batting capabilities are out of this world, and his glovework doesn’t suffer a tiny bit. He has accomplished huge feats only seen in a handful of players. He was recognized from the very beginning and given lots of opportunities to display his prowess. It didn’t take time for him to shoot to prominence, and when he did, no one could stop him.
Basic Information About the Player
Full Names: Quinton De Kock
Nationality: South African
Age: 28 years old (the 17th of December 1992)
Bat Style: Left-Handed
Teams: Mumbai Indians, Cape Town Blitz, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Titans, Highveld Lions
De Kock always knew that sports was his life. He loved Baseball growing up and even thought of moving to the US to pursue it. His dad being a cricket fan, advised him to go for cricket instead. Attending King Edward VII High School afforded him an opportunity to join the South African under 19 side, and soon after, he was made captain.
His captaincy was, however, short-lived as his coaches advised him to forgo his position and focus on perfecting his batting for the 2012 World Cup. His performance in the World Cup in Australia reflected the hard work he had put in when he scored 284 runs from 6 matches ending up the highest run-scorer for his team.
Competing for the Lions in the Champions League T20, De Kock caught the eyes of national selectors and was chosen for the T20I series against New Zealand in 2012. He recorded his first ODI century in November 2013 against Pakistan, his test debut coming a year later as he replaced Alviro Perterson, who had taken ill.
After an ankle injury that almost kept him from the 2015 World Cup, he bounced back by scoring his first half-century in 2016. This earned himself the distinction of being named the most successful batsman in South Africa and included in the ICC team of the tournament.
Quinton has had his fair share of injuries. An ankle injury in 2014 took him off the field for a while and could have caused him the 2015 World Cup. He did recover in time for the World Cup, but it took him time to get his form back.
In 2018, a wrist injury that seemed extremely painful for the player had him sit out for four weeks. He incurred the injury while batting in the six-match ODI series against India.
Last Matches Played
Quinton De Kock has been very busy recently playing matches back-to-back. Here are three of the latest matches he has played to gauge where the player is as of now:
1. On the 18th of June 2021, De Kock played his last test against West Indies, which resulted in an excellent win by 158 runs.
2. Less than a month later, on the 16th of July 2021, he played his last ODI match and won against Ireland by 70 runs.
3. His last T20I match was also against Ireland on the 22nd of July 2021, with South Africa pulling a win against Ireland.