Quinton de Kock will retire from One-Day Internationals after the World Cup.

De Kock had previously announced his retirement from Tests in 2021 to focus on shorter formats.

South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has confirmed that he will retire from 50-over cricket following the upcoming World Cup in India, which runs from October 5 to November 19. The 30-year-old made his debut in the league in 2013 and has since played in 140 games. The left-handed opener has 5966 ODI runs at an average of 44.85, 17 centuries, and 29 half-centuries to his name. De Kock also has 197 dismissals (183 catches, 14 stumpings) in the format.

“Quinton de Kock has been a really good servant to South African cricket,” said Enoch Nkwe, South Africa’s Director of Cricket. “With his attacking batting style, he set the standard and was a key member of the squad for many years.” He also wore the captain’s armband, which is an honor that very few people have.”

De Kock had a blistering start to his 50-overs career, becoming the fourth fastest batter to 1000 runs (in 21 innings). He hit his career-best 178 against Australia in Centurion and will captain the side in 2020-2021. The swashbuckling batter will be expected to extend his time in the shortest format after retiring from Test cricket in 2021.

“We understand his decision to retire from One-Day International cricket and want to thank him for his service over the years.” We wish him well in the future and hope to see him represent the Proteas in T20I cricket.”

This decision means that De Kock will only miss two BBL fixtures in his first season in December, as opposed to three if he continued to play ODIs due to national commitments in India.