Quinton De-Cock Biography
Quinton De-cock is a younger player for Protease side, a left handed opener batsman, and wicket-keeper, famous with his nick-name De-cock. Quinton De-cock was born on December 17, 1992, in Johannesburg South Africa. After Mark Boucher (an old well known South African wicket-keeper), De-cock successfully cemented his place in South Africa Cricket Team. He has been serving South African Cricket team since 2012 when he was only 19 years old. He started his International career with a T20 match against New Zealand. De-cock is also playing for famous domestic clubs like High-veld Lions and Gauteng. De-cock started his domestic career at the small age of 16 for Gauteng (a local South Africa cricket club). He also remained the part of South Africa Under-19 cricket team and played in 2012 Under-19 World Cup. His consistent performance as a top order batsman and as a wicket keeper smooth his way for the International Cricket. He got selected for the National Protease side in 2012, and now playing as a regular player in both T20 and One Day International format. He is also representing for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
De-Cock Facts / Family
Quinton De-cock is a stylish left handed batsman as well as got very decent look naturally. His physical appearance is much attractive, he has 5 feet and 7 inches of height and almost 70 kg weight. His girlfriend name is Sasha Hurly, De-cock met with Sasha Hurly on the event of 2012 Champions League T20. Sasha Hurly was a cheerleader in that League. He is oftenly find with SashaHurly roaming around the different beautiful places. De Cock sister name is Dalean De Cock a only sibling of De-Cock.
Records and Achievements
- He had made five centuries before playing his 20th ODI match.
- De-Cock became the first player, who scored three consecutive ODI centuries.
- He is the second player who had made four centuries at the age of 20.
Early Life and Career
De-cock born in Johannesburg South Africa and got admission in King Edward School. He became the member of School team, where he played for the affiliated clubs. Later on, selection committee spotted his talent and selected him for South Africa Under-19 team. He started his Under-19 career with a massive knock against Bangladesh in ICC 2012 Under-19 World Cup. He was just five runs behind to complete century but, unfortunately, dismissed on 95. In the same tournament, he made 126 runs on just 106 balls playing against Namibia.
De-cock domestic career started in 2012 when he was only 19 years old. He smoothes his way for the International Cricket after playing T20 Champions League 2012 from Highveld Lions. He spotted by the selectors by playing an impressive inning of 51 runs on just 33 balls against Mumbai Indians in Champion League 2012.
After few months in 2013 Ram Slam T20 tournament, he revealed his natural talent by showing his consistent performance throughout the league. Due to his brilliant knocks, Highveld Lions got access to the final and became the champion of 2013 Ram Slam T20 Cricket League. In that Tournament against Cap Cobras, Decock scored 126 runs and his 2nd highest score in the domestic career.
IPL Season 2013 was not a good season for De-Cock. He contracted $20,000 for Sunrises Hyderabad but couldn’t perform according to his abilities.
In IPL season 2014, he was the highest paid foreign wicket-keeper. He signed for $560,000 for Delhi Daredevils.
One Day International (ODI) Career
De-cock started his ODI career against New Zealand in T20 match, on December 2012. De-cock first appearance was much impressive for the crowd and the South African’s, as he hits 28 of 23 balls and remained unbeaten.
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