Vodacom-Red-VIP140x525

Quinton de KockYoung Highveld Lions wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is likely to be called up by the Proteas for limited overs internationals against New Zealand.

sport24

The Kiwis start their South African tour with a T20 game against a SA Invitation XI in Pietermaritzburg on December 18, before facing the Proteas in three T20 clashes from December 21.

Cricket South Africa’s convener of selectors Andrew Hudson confirmed that young players will be given opportunities during the New Zealand tour.

“The selection committee meets on Wednesday and our aim is to announce the national teams (T20, ODIs and Tests) at a press conference on Thursday,” said Hudson.

And De Kock, who turns 20 next week, looks likely to get his chance in place of the injured Jacques Kallis (hamstring).

De Kock impressed in the recent Champions League T20 tournament when he smashed 51 not out form 33 balls against a Mumbai Indians line-up consisting of bowlers of the calibre of Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh and Kieron Pollard. He also faces a big test on Friday when his Lions side face a Cobras team consisting of Proteas quickie Dale Steyn in the One-Day Cup final.

Meanwhile, either Roelof van der Merwe or Aaron Phangiso could be picked as spinner alongside Robin Peterson, while Hudson also didn’t rule out a return for Johan Botha, who’s currently playing in Australia’s Big Bash League for the Adelaide Strikers.

The T20 series against New Zealand is followed by a two-Test and three-ODI series in January.

Quinton de Kock

cricinfo

Born December 17, 1992, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Current age 19 years 361 days

Major teams Highveld Lions, Gauteng, Gauteng Under-19s, South Africa Under-19s

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

 

Batting and fielding averages

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

BF

SR

100

50

4s

6s

Ct

St

First-class

14

23

4

1209

194

63.63

1374

87.99

4

5

130

29

57

4

List A

27

26

0

795

115

30.57

808

98.39

1

4

73

18

21

6

Twenty20

23

19

2

508

72*

29.88

364

139.56

0

4

48

24

13

0

 

13 Responses to Cricket: De Kock set for Proteas call up


SAAAC


Bam Advert


Bornman Graphic