Quinton De Kock to retire from ODI cricket after ICC World Cup 2023

Ace South Africa batter and wicket-keeper Quinton De Kock is all set to retire from ODI cricket after the conclusion of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, slated to be held in India from October 5.

While announcing their squad for the showpiece event, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed the development and stated “we want to thank him for his service to South African cricket”.

South Africa Director of Cricket, Enoch Nkwe said: “Quinton de Kock has been a really good servant to South African cricket. He set the benchmark with his attacking batting style and was a key member of the squad for a number of years.”

“He also wore the captain’s armband and that is an honor that very few people get to hold. We understand his decision to step back from ODI cricket and we want to thank him for his service over the years. We wish him well for the future but still look forward to seeing him represent the Proteas in T20I cricket,” he added.

Notably, De Kock made his debut in the team in 2013 and has featured in 140 ODIs, averaging 44.85 and with a strike rate of 96.08. De Kock has amassed 5966 runs in the 50-over format and has 17 tons and 29 fifties to his name with a high score of 178 that came against Australia at Centurion in 2016.

As a wicket-keeper, he has 183 catches and 14 stumpings to his name. De Kock also led South Africa in eight ODIs, out of which they won four and lost three.

Notably, the Proteas will begin their World Cup 2023 campaign against Sri Lanka on October 7 in New Delhi.

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