About Quinton de Kock
Q de Kock or Quinton de Kock is 26 years old South Africa left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He plays for domestic club Titans and has made his international debut in December 2012 against New Zealand playing T20I.
As a cricketer, he has many rewards that count with him being included in the list of World’s best wicket-keeper receiving comparison with Adam Gilchrist and also becoming the fastest player to complete 12 ODI hundreds.
Q de Kock was born on 17th December 1992 in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa as Quinton de Kock to Ernest de Kock. He also has a sibling name, Dalian de Kock.
He attended King Edward VII High School where he was considered as a baseball player and even planned to move to the United States but his father convinced him to pursue a career in cricket.
He got selected as a schoolboy to play the game for Old Eds club and soon made his move towards the South African Under-19 side where he also captained briefly.
Kock started his early cricket career by making his entry in the Under-19 team for the cup.
He also got his hands on the 2012 World Cup in Australia where he played a good inning paying off as topped South Africa’s batting charts with 284 runs from six matches at 47.33 and the best of 126.
Later he went for domestic matches playing for the Lions in 2012-13. He played another great inning and caught the attention of national selectors by giving a match-winning partnership with Neil McKenzie in the Champions League T20 against Mumbai Indians.
Aside from this, he got positioned fourth on the first-class rankings, by just playing six out of total 10 matches.
On the international side, he got a chance to play against New Zealand in 2012-13 T20I series keeping wickets in place of AB de Villiers.
He struggled for a good phase getting ultimately dropped after a lean series in Sri Lanka in July 2013.
He made a come back against Pakistan scoring his first ODI century and reeled off three such in a row against India. Next year came up with his Test debut getting permanently placed for the further tour to Sri Lanka.
He received an injury and missed the chance to participate in the 2015 World Cup.
He managed to get in foam but was put into South African A side finally making his return to the senior side with two hundred in a five-match series against India and two more against England in 2016.
He also went for a half-century in 2016 World T20 getting his name in the ICC’s team of the tournament as a successful batsman. He is also considered as the fifth South African to score five fifty-plus scores in a row.
In 2017 he played ODI series against Bangladesh and gave the highest ODI run-stand for South Africa with Hashim Amla scoring 282 runs in partnership.
Recently, he got selected for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in the South African squad. He played against England in the tournament and has scored 68.
He was honored with the title of being the Cricketer of the Year at Cricket South Africa’s 2017 Annual Awards.
He is in a marital relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Sasha Hurly since 2016.
It is estimated to be around $3.1 million.