Quinton de Kock has some advice for multi-format cricketers. Quinton de Kock has some advice for multi-format cricketers.
South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has stated that it is becoming increasingly difficult for leading cricketers to be constantly available across formats in international cricket. De Kock is now only available for selection in the Proteas white-ball squad.
The unexpected decision by England all-rounder Ben Stokes to retire from ODI cricket is concerning. It has prompted all modern-day multi-format cricketers to exercise caution. Stokes, who led England’s run chase in the 2019 World Cup final. Announced his retirement from the 50-overs format, citing workload concerns and his inability to perform consistently.
Individual decisions must be made by the players: Quinton de Kock
“It’s going to be tough for players. Three formats is a lot, and it looks like more games are happening over the calendar. ” Quinton de Kock told reporters after the Leeds ODI rain out.
“Players must make their own decisions, and if they believe they can do it (play Tests, ODIs, and Twenty20 internationals),” the 29-year-old added. “However, men must make their own decisions.” “I’m content where I am,” the stumper added.
Quinton de Kock also chose to forego his Test career shortly before the birth of his first child. The southpaw made this difficult decision after the Centurion Test match against India in December of last year.
De Kock scored 3300 runs in 54 Tests, averaging 38.82 and a strike rate of 70.94, with six centuries and 22 half-centuries. As a result, in order to extend his white-ball career and devote more time to his family, the opener decided to retire from the longest format.
Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 92 in the series-deciding third one-day international against England on Sunday, July 24 at Leeds. The South African scoreboard read 159/2 in the 28th over before the game called off due to rain. The series was tied at one game apiece.