The ODI World Cup 2023 starts on October 5th in India. With just a month to go before this tournament, ie September 5th, all teams have been given a deadline to publish their final rosters. There India chose their squad for the World Cup on Tuesday 5 September. At the same time, South Africa also selected its team for this mega event. Meanwhile, big news broke, with information pouring in about the departure of a dashing wicket-keeper-batsman from ODI cricket. This was confirmed by the ICC and Cricket South Africa also shared the information about its decision. We’re talking South Africa’s star wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock.
Cricket South Africa magazine said that De Kock will announce his retirement from the format after the ODI World Cup. The magazine quoted Cricket South Africa director Enoch Nkwe as saying we understand his decision to retire from ODI cricket. We also thank him for his significant contribution to South African cricket over the years. We wish him all the best for the future and may he continue to serve the South African cricket team in T20 cricket. Significantly, De Kock retired from Test Cricket in December 2021.
South Africa’s World Cup squad announced
The South African ODI World Cup team was also announced on Tuesday. Although de Kock’s name is on this team, this will be his last ODI World Cup. Quinton de Kock made his ODI debut for South Africa in 2013 and this will be his third and final ODI World Cup. He played a total of 140 ODIs for South Africa and scored 5966 runs. His career ODI cricket average was 44.85. His best result was 178 against Australia at the Centurion in 2016.
South Africa’s World Cup Squad
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansson, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, David Miller, Anrich Norkhia, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Gerald Coetzee .