Stats: QdK better than Boucher

Statistical proof that Quinton de Kock – certainly batting-wise and almost wicketkeeping-wise – was better than Mark Boucher and Dave Richardson, but not AB de Villiers, in his first six Tests – before being dropped for this week’s series decider against Bangladesh in Mirpur.

David Richardson
First six Tests: v West Indies, India and Sri Lanka
Runs: 122
Highest score: 50
Average: 13.56
Catches: 27
Stumpings: 0

Mark Boucher
First six Tests: v Pakistan and Sri Lanka
Runs: 250
Highest score: 78
Average: 27.78
Catches: 30
Stumpings: 1

AB de Villiers
First six Tests: v England and Zimbabwe
Runs: 460
Highest score: 109
Average: 46.00
Catches: 15
Stumpings: 1

Quinton de Kock
First six Tests: v Australia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, West Indies, Bangladesh
Runs: 264
Highest score: 81
Average: 33.00
Catches: 20
Stumpings: 2