In a big update, Sou th African wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock has announced retirement from ODIs. The news of the Proteas cricketer’s retirement was confirmed by the official page of Cricket South Africa minutes after announcement of the 15-member World Cup 2023 squad.
The 30-year-old, who has been a prominent face of Cricket South Africa since a long time is said to call it quits from the 50-over format after the ODI World Cup 2023, which is set to take place in October-November in India.
“Quinton de Kock has announced his retirement from ODI cricket following the conclusion of the ICC @cricketworldcup in India,” Proteas Men captioned the post.
It is to be noted that De Kock has featured in 140 ODIs for South Africa after making his debut in 2013. He has amassed 5966 runs at the strike rate of 96.08. With his highest score being 178 in his ODI career so far, he has 17 centuries and 29 half-centuries to his name in this format.
South Africa ODI World Cup squad:
Temba Bavuma (C), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock(wk), Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen