De Kock: Still a Must have Player in South Africa Squad

Proteas opener Quinton de Kock has moved up to the fourth position in the ICC ODI batting rankings after playing a huge part in his team’s 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka.

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De Kock

He is a South African professional cricketer who plays for the Titans at the domestic level and the South African national team. He has already played for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League matches. He has been won the title of a cricketer of the year in 2017 Annual awards.

He is commonly knowns for the best wicket-keeper batsmen among the world’s best cricket teams. As an inning batsman and wicket-keeper, de Kock made his domestic entrance for the Highveld Lions during the 2012 and 2013 season. He quickly caught the selector’s eye for the national level, when he starred in a match-winning partnership with Neil McKenzie in the Champions League T20 against Mumbai Indians.

He made his international entrance in the first match of South Africa’s home T20 International series against the touring New Zealanders during the 2012 and 13 seasons. He was asked to keep wickets in place of AB de Villiers, who asked to be rested. He has since played regularly for the team at both One Day International and T20 International level. In February 2014, he also made his Test entrance for South Africa, playing smoothly as a batsman.

Recording to his 20th ODI match, he scored five centuries already. He became the fourth player to score three successive one-day centuries and the second player to score four ODI centuries before his 21st birthday. In his 74th ODI, against Sri Lanka on 10 February 2017, he became the fastest player to complete 12 ODI hundreds.

Although he opens the batting in One Day International and T20 cricket, he primarily bats in the middle order in Test cricket. On 22 July 2018 during the second test match against Sri Lanka, he went onto become the fastest wicketkeeper in terms of 35 matches to effect in 150 test dismissals.

Domestic Career

From Johannesburg, he entranced for Gauteng’s senior team during the 2009-2010 season, aged 16, and afterward represented the national under-19 team at the 2012 Under-19 World Cup.

Records and Achievement

Fastest South African to reach 1,000 ODI runs.

De Kock

ODI Cricket Career

De Kock represented South Africa for the first time, at T20 level, on 21 December 2012 against New Zealand. While South Africa crushed New Zealand and got them all out for only 86, the hosts chased it down easily with 8 wickets still remaining. De Kock made an impression on his first appearance by scoring an unbeaten 28 off 23 while chasing. He also kept wicket and gloved two catches. De Kock made his entrance for the South African ODI side on 19 January 2013, against New Zealand. It was reported that he was training and grooming under expert retired South African wicket-keeper batsman Mark Boucher ahead of the ODI series against New Zealand. He was promoted to the opening batting spot from his second match onwards with Graeme Smith in his entrance series.

In November 2013, he was selected in the first XI of South Africa against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, in place of Colin Ingram. the De Kock scored a match-winning 112 off 135 balls on a tough batting track in Abu Dhabi in the fourth ODI to reach his maiden ODI century. South Africa won the ODI series 4–1. They also played two T20 games against Pakistan. De Kock scored 48 not out in the first match while chasing and took them home. They won that T20 series too by 2–0.

On 5 December 2013, De Kock scored 135 against India at his home ground in Johannesburg. His innings guided the team to a 141-run victory over India and he was awarded his first-ever ‘Man of the Match’ award in One Day International cricket. He followed his performance with another successive ODI ton in the next match against the same team in Durban. He scored 106 runs making a record-breaking opening stand of 194 in Durban with teammate Hashim Amla who also scored a century in the same match. This performance awarded him another ‘Man of the Match’ award while they already won the series beating India by 134 runs. He again broke a century knock of 101 in the 3rd ODI which was later abandoned due to rain, but he became only the fifth person to achieve this feat of three consecutive centuries in One Day Internationals, after Zaheer Abbas, Saeed Anwar, Herschelle Gibbs, and AB de Villiers. He also became the highest run-getter ever in a three-match bilateral ODI series, breaking the previous record of Martin Guptill. Meanwhile, he was awarded the ‘Man of the Series’.

De Kock scored his 5th ODI century knock of128 against Sri Lanka to record their first-ever ODI series win in Sri Lanka. He also scored his maiden test fifty in the series.

In the 3-match tour to Zimbabwe in August 2014, De Kock eventually became the joint quickest batsman to reach 1000 runs in ODI cricket sharing the record with Viv Richards, Jonathan Trott, and Kevin Pietersen. He reached the milestone in 21 innings. He was also awarded the ‘Player of the Series’ in that tournament where South Africa beat Zimbabwe 3–0.

In the ODI series against Bangladesh in 2017, he along with Hashim Amla set the highest record ODI run stand for South Africa with an unbeaten partnership of 282 runs. This is also the highest ever partnership in One-Day Internationals without losing any wickets.

In April 2019, he was named in South Africa’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The International Cricket Council (ICC) named de Kock as the key player of South Africa’s squad for the tournament. In the opening match of the World Cup against England, he scored 68.

Test Cricket Performance

In February 2014, de Kock made his Test entrance for South Africa, scoring seven runs in the first innings and 34 runs in the second innings against Australia.

In January 2016, when South Africa was losing the home Test series against England, De Kock was recalled to the Test side for the second Test, taking the keeper’s gloves from AB de Villiers, but failed to deliver. He was replaced by Dane Vilas at the 11th hour before the third Test, after a freak injury he picked up at home the afternoon before. He was again selected for the fourth and the final Test and scored his entrance Test century with a score of 129 not out in the first innings coming to bat at number seven. In the tour, De Kock reached a milestone as the fastest to reach 10 ODI centuries. He completed his 10th century in his 55th match. In their 3rd test against Pakistan, he made his same score of 129 in their 2nd innings in 2019.

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Jason Jonathan Roy will be Part of England Squad against South Africa in upcoming Cricket Series

Jason Jonathan Roy is an English international cricketer who plays firstly for Surrey in domestic cricket. Born in South Africa, his family moved to England when he was 10 years old. Secure your tickets online for South Africa Vs England Tickets from a very reliable online marketing platform.

Jason Jonathan Roy

He is a right-hand batsman who opens in limited over cricket and plays in the middle order in first-class matches. He made his T20 International entrance against India on September 2014 and his One Day International entrance against Ireland in May 2015.

Having moved to England along with his family from South Africa when he was 10 years old, he attended The Hawthorns School for a few years, then Whitgift School. He represented Surrey in age-group cricket from Under 11 through to Under 19 and Academy level. He took part in the Surrey Under-19 tour to South Africa in 2007, where he top-scored for Surrey with an innings of 51 in a one-day match against Western Province Under 19s.

He was declared as a member of the 2008 intake of players to the Pemberton Greenish Surrey Academy, and on 15 June 2007 made a decisive contribution on his one-day entrance for the Surrey 2nd team, He scored 48 from 33 balls in a Second XI Trophy match against Hampshire which Surrey won by 3 runs.

Roy made no more appearances for the Surrey 2nd team in 2007, but he was selected to represent South Africa at Under 17 level in the ECB Regional Festival, held at Loughborough in July 2007, where he played in three tournaments.

In the season of 2008, Roy established himself in the Surrey second team. In his debut in the Second XI Championship, Roy scored 88 from 89 balls against a Hampshire attack which included the South African Test match bowler Nantie Hayward, having come to the crease with Surrey in trouble at 89-4.

After a brief BBL spell with Sydney Thunder in 2015, he joined the Sydney Sixers for the 2016-17 season. In the first match of the tournament against Sydney Thunder, he scored 29 in a winning effort from the Sixers. Then in the second, he scored a 40, which included a towering 6 off Shaun Tait. For the third match, he was injured, after pulling a back muscle in training.

 Appearance at Pakistan in provinces teams

Roy was bought by Lahore Qalandars for US$70,000 for the 2017 PSL. He played 5 matches scoring 176 runs before leaving early for national duties. In the 2018 PSL, he played 2 games for Quetta Gladiators.

Appearance at India in provinces teams

He played three games for Gujarat Lions in the 2017 IPL. For the 2018 IPL, he is playing for Delhi Daredevils, for whom he scored a match-winning 91 in his first match.

Jason Jonathan Roy Unbeatable records in ODIs

Jason Jonathan Roy

In 2015–16 against Pakistan and South Africa

Roy was dismissed for a duck in the first ODI against Pakistan, which England lost by six wickets. He secured a half-century in the next game as England fought back to level the series, winning by 95 runs. After making seven in the third ODI, Roy scored his maiden ODI ton (102 off 117 balls) in the final game of the series, which England won by 84 runs.

In 2016 against Sri Lanka

Roy was part of an opening partnership of 256 with Alex Hales against Sri Lanka in 2016, which was the highest successful run chase without losing a wicket in ODIs. It is also the highest partnership for England for any wicket in ODIs.

In 2016 Sri Lanka in England

Roy kept his place in the ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka. In the first match, he scored 3 runs, In the second match, he made an outstanding 112 not out, as he shared a record opening stand with Alex Hales of 256. He also got two run-outs as he won the man of the match. In the third match, he made an unbeaten five as the weather ended the match. In the fourth match, he scored his second century of the series, making 162 as England won the match by six wickets. In the final game of the series, he hit 34 as England scored 324 and won the match by 122 runs. Roy was named man of the series following his impressive performances. He was out for a duck in the only T20I between the two sides, which England won by eight wickets.

In 2017 against West Indies

Roy made 13 in the first ODI against the West Indies as England won by 45 runs. In the second match, he made 52 as England chased down their target of 226 to win by four wickets. In the final game of the series, he made 17 as England won by 186 runs.

In 2016–17 against Bangladesh and India

Roy made 41 in the first ODI against Bangladesh as England scored 309/8 to win by 21 runs. He made 13 in the next game as England lost by 34 runs. Roy missed the final game of the series through injury, although England won to win the series 2-1.

Roy made 73 in the first ODI against India, as England made 350/7, although they lost the match by three wickets. In the second match, he made 82 but England fell 15 runs short of India’s target. In the final match of the series, he made 65 as England posted 321 and won by five runs. He made 19 in the first T20I as England won by seven wickets. In the second match, he made ten as England lost by five runs. In the final match, he made 32 but England could only manage 127 and lost by 75 runs to lose the series 2-1.

In 2018 against Australia

 Roy scored 180 off 151 balls and partnered with Joe Root for the highest ever 3rd wicket partnership for England (Till date), with 221 runs off 220 balls in an ODI against Australia on 14 January 2018 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Cricket South Africa announces Franchise Fixtures for 2019-20 Cricket Season

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA has been announced today the Franchise fixtures for both national tournaments for the 2019/20 season as well as they decided the senior provincial fixtures for both men and women.

The England cricket team has been scheduled to tour South Africa from December 2019 to February 2020 during the time period they will play four Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Then the test series will be the part on the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship. Cricket South Africa deep-rooted the fixtures for the tour in May 2019. Secure your tickets online for South Africa Vs England Tickets from a very reliable online marketing platform.

Thabang Moroe
CSA announce Franchise Fixtures for 2019-20 Cricket Season

“Once more we have merged our franchise fixtures with the Standard Bank Proteas international commitments during the next nine months,” commented Cricket South Africa Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe.”

The four-day series will start in October to coincide with the Proteas Test Series in India. It will take a pause from the end of that month and will restart in time for the celebratory season when England arrive for their Test Series in South Africa.

These tournaments will then take a break at the end of January to allow for the Momentum One-Day Cup in February and March when we have a series of Momentum ODIs against England, Australia, and India. Once again, the knock-out phase of the One-Day Cup will entail two semi-finals and a final after the conclusion of a home and away double round.

The four-day tournaments will then have its final two rings in the last week of March and the first week of April.


“I cannot stress enough the importance of our national system and the important role it plays in our talent development pipeline for the Proteas. One only has to look at the case history of Rassie van der Dussen who has been one of the big success stories of the last season,” concluded Mr. Moroe.

Cricket South Africa’s vision is to make cricket an actually national sport of winners.
This has two elements to it:

  • To make ensure that cricket is supported by the majority of South Africans, and available to all who want to play it.
  • To pursue excellence at all levels of the game.

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