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De Kock announces retirement after World Cup 2023

BLOEMFONTEIN: South African wicketkeeper Quinton De Kock has announced that he will retire from ODI cricket following the conclusion of the World Cup.

Since making his ODI debut in 2013, the 30-year-old has gone to play 140 matches and has amassed almost 6 000 runs at an average of 44.85. One of his career highlights came up against Australia in 2016 when scored a career-best 178 at SuperSport Park, Centurion.

He was also named full time captain of the side from 2020 – 2021.

Commenting on De Kock’s retirement from ODIs, 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 honour 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.”

Dewald Brevis, Wayne Parnell and Tristan Stubbs have been released from the Betway ODI squad against Australia for the five-match series that starts on Thursday. Parnell will continue his recovery from a left shoulder injury under the medical supervision of Western Province Cricket (WPC).

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