Quinton de Kock retires from ODI cricket

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Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock will retire from ODI cricket after this year’s World Cup.

De Kock, who retired from Tests in December 2021, will remain available for T20I cricket.

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“Quinton 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,” said Cricket South Africa director of cricket Enoch Nkwe.

“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.”

De Kock to play in BBL after World Cup

De Kock, who was recently signed by the Melbourne Renegades for the 2023-24 Big Bash League in Australia, has been included in South Africa’s squad for the 2023 World Cup in India.

Seamers Sisanda Magala and Gerald Coetzee were also named in the 15-man squad.

Spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj were also selected.

All-rounder Wayne Parnell and batsmen Tristan Stubbs and Dewald Brevis were excluded.

“It is always tough choosing a World Cup squad and I’ve said it a couple of times, the stronger the depth of your team, the better the players are that you’re leaving out,” said Proteas limited-overs coach Rob Walter.

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