Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock reached 100 ODI caps on Sunday, against Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Next stop: Dippenaar’s tally
- De Kock is the 23rd cricketer to play 100 ODIs for the Proteas. Two more and he will surpass former batsman Boeta Dippenaar’s 101.
- He is the fourth South African wicketkeeper-batsman to achieve the feat, after the retired Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers and Dave Richardson.
- He is the eighth Proteas left-hander to reach the milestone, after batsmen Graeme Smith, JP Duminy, Gary Kirsten and David Miller, all-rounders Lance Klusener and Nicky Boje, and tail-ender Morne Morkel.
- One of his 100 ODIs was played as a specialist opening batsman, against Pakistan in Benoni in 2013, when De Villiers was wicketkeeper.
- Two of his 100 ODIs were played as captain, in August 2018, in the absence of regular skipper Faf du Plessis. South Africa lost both matches.
Less and more than Miller
- With 4166 runs in 100 ODIs, De Kock already has more runs than Miller or former batsman Darryl Cullinan managed in 116 and 138 matches respectively.
Far more up than down
- He has opened the batting in ODI cricket 97 times, batted third twice – and sixth once. Smith and the right-handed Hashim Amla opened the batting when De Kock was deployed down the order.
- De Kock has played more ODI cricket against Australia than any other country. He has faced the Aussies on 19 occasions, Sri Lanka 18 and New Zealand and India 12 each.
- He has played 34 ODIs in South Africa and the rest out of the country, including two dozen in Australasia and 19 on the subcontinent.
- In 2014 and 2017, De Kock enjoyed his busiest spells in ODI cricket, playing 19 ODIs in each year. He only played 10 in 2018.
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