Here’s the Quinton de Kock Biography – Career, Runs and achievements for all the cricket lovers. Having made a foray into the international cricketing arena at the age of 20, Quinton de Kock has gone onto establish himself as a permanent wicket-keeper in South Africa’s squad. Known for his aggressive and fearless style of batting, he’s also sealed his berth in the Mumbai Indians unit. It’s not just his batting style that has seen him seal his berth in the shorter format of the game though, with his wicket-keeping abilities coming to the fore as well to ensure he keeps playing consistently.
Quinton de Kock Biography – Early Start
- At a young age, his inclination was towards baseball and he even considered shifting to the USA before he was convinced to take up cricket by his father.
- Quinton de Kock went to King Edward VII High school. He first came into the selectors’ eyes during the ICC U19 World Cup in Australia where he was the leading run scorer for his team with 284 runs from six matches.
- As a 16-year old, Quinton de Kock appeared on South Africa’s domestic cricketing circuit when he made his debut for Gauteng in 2009.
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Quinton de Kock Biography – Career
- With AB de Villiers being injured during South Africa’s visit to New Zealand, Quinton de Kock was called up to take over the wicket-keeping slot in what was his first match for his country. Having emerged as someone who was used to taking on the bowlers, he played his first match in the T20 format.
- De Kock has played 101 ODIs and scored a total of 4249 runs with an average of 44.26 that involves 13 100s and 18 50s.
- Consistently scoring runs at the beginning of his career was the main reason he was able to cement his berth in the side. 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.
- He’s not been able to showcase his same abilities in the Indian Premier League though changing three franchises over the years. After having been initially bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad, he went onto play for Delhi Capitals consequentially before finally finding a role for himself in the Mumbai Indians side who he’s also representing this year. He’s drawing a salary for Rs.3.5 crore per year from his side.
- The IPL is not the only domestic club tournament he plays in though. Over the course of his career, he’s represented a hoard of clubs in Gauteng, Easterns, South African Invitation XI, Titans, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, South Africa Under-19, Highveld Lions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Benoni Zalmi, Cape Town Blitz
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Quinton de Kock facts and runs