De Kock to retire from ODIs after World Cup

Written by Rohit Pawar

South Africa wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock will retire from One-Day Internationals after the 50-overs World Cup in India next month.

The 30-year-old de Kock stunned the cricketing world in December 2021 by announcing his sudden retirement from Test cricket, insisting that he wants to spend more time with his young family.

“We understand his decision to step back from ODI cricket and we want to thank him for his service over the years,” South Africa’s director of cricket Enoch Nkwe said. “We wish him well for the future but still look forward to seeing him represent the Proteas in T20 cricket.”

The left-handed batter was rested from the recently-concluded T20I series against Australia which South Africa lost 0-3.

But, he is expected to feature in the five-match ODI series against Australia, starting on September 7.

De Kock played 54 Tests and scored 3300 runs with a best knock of 141 not out. He also represented South Africa in 140 ODIs and 80 T20 Internationals, amassing 5966 and 2277 runs respectively.

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