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Quinton de Kock
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Personal information
Full name Quinton de Kock
Born 17 December 1992 (1992-12-17) (age 27)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Role Wicket-keeper-batsman
International information
National side South Africa
Test debut (cap 317) 20 February 2014 v Australia
Last Test 30 March 2018 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 105) 19 January 2013 v New Zealand
Last ODI 4 February 2018 v India
ODI shirt no. 12
T20I debut 21 December 2012 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2011 Highveld Lions
2011–present Titans (squad no. 12)
2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 12)
2014–2017 Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 12 {formerly 3})
2018- Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 69)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 30 90 59 131
Runs scored 1,752 3,860 3,897 5,246
Batting average 39.81 45.41 43.30 42.65
100s/50s 3/12 13/15 9/26 17/21
Top score 129* 178 194 178
Balls bowled 6
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 120/8 116/6 214/12 154/12
Source: [], 5 March 2018

Quinton de Kock (born 17 December 1992) is a South African professional cricketer who plays for the Titans at the domestic level and the South African national team. He also plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League. He was named the Cricketer of the Year at Cricket South Africa's 2017 Annual Awards.

He is widely regarded as one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen in the world and has drawn comparisons with former Australian great Adam Gilchrist. An opening batsman and wicket-keeper, de Kock made his domestic debut for the Highveld Lions during the 2012/2013 season. He quickly caught the national selectors' eye when he starred in a match-winning partnership with Neil McKenzie in the Champions League T20 against Mumbai Indians. He also finished fourth on the first-class rankings, despite playing only six of the 10 matches that summer.

He made his international debut in the first match of South Africa's home Twenty20 International series against the touring New Zealanders during the 2012/13 season. He was asked to keep wickets in place of AB de Villiers, who asked to be rested. He has since played regularly for the team at both One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) level. In February 2014, he also made his Test debut for South Africa, playing solely as a batsman.

By his 20th ODI match, he had already scored five centuries. He became the fourth player to score three successive one-day centuries and the second player to score four ODI centuries before his 21st birthday. In his 74th ODI, against Sri Lanka on 10 February 2017, he became the fastest player to complete 12 ODI hundreds, bettering Hashim Amla, who had achieved the landmark in 81 innings.

Before joining the Titans in 2015, de Kock played domestic cricket for Gauteng and the Highveld Lions. He has also played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils and will represent Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018. He is one of the most explosive young batsmen in the world with a knack for always scoring quick runs. Although he opens the batting in One Day International and T20 cricket, he primarily bats in the middle order in Test cricket.

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