World Cup 2023: A quick look at Quinton de Kock’s phenomenal numbers in ODI cricket

Quinton de Kock bids farewell to ODI format

South Africa’s captivating journey in the ODI World Cup 2023 concluded with a 7-wicket defeat against Australia in the second semi-final at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The Proteas managed to score 212 runs before Australia sealed the victory with 7 wickets in hand.

The conclusion of South Africa’s campaign also marked the final ODI appearance for the talented wicketkeeper-batter, Quinton de Kock. Ahead of the tournament, De Kock had announced that the ODI World Cup 2023 would be his last in the 50-over format.

Outstanding performance in the tournament

De Kock’s farewell in ODIs was highlighted by his outstanding performance in the World Cup, accumulating a remarkable total of 594 runs, including four centuries.  Though, in his final ODI, De Kock could only manage to score 3 runs. Notably, he achieved the unique feat of being the only wicketkeeper to amass over 500 runs and secure 20 dismissals in a single World Cup edition.

Examining Quinton de Kock’s ODI Numbers

As Quinton de Kock bids adieu to ODIs, let’s take a closer look at his notable statistics in the 50-over format.

Most centuries in a single World Cup edition:

  • Rohit Sharma – 5 in 2019
  • Kumar Sangakkara – 4 in 2015
  • Quinton de Kock – 4 in 2023

Most runs in an innings by a wicketkeeper:

  • MS Dhoni: 183* vs Sri Lanka, 2005
  • Quinton de Kock: 178 vs Australia, 2016

Most centuries for South Africa in World Cups:

  • AB de Villiers: 4
  • Quinton de Kock: 4

Most wicketkeeping dismissals in a World Cup edition:

  • 21 – Adam Gilchrist (2003)
  • 21 – Tom Latham (2019)
  • 20 – Alex Carey (2019)
  • 20 – Quinton de Kock (2023)

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Highest score for South Africa in ODIs:

  • 188* – Gary Kirsten vs UAE, 1996
  • 185 – Faf du Plessis vs Sri Lanka, 2017
  • 178 – Quinton de Kock vs Australia, 2016

Overall ODI Career:

  • Matches: 155
  • Runs: 6770
  • 100s: 21; 50s: 30
  • Highest score: 178
  • Catches: 209
  • Stumpings: 17

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