South Africa’s star is set to retire from one-day internationals after the 2023 World Cup.

South Africa’s top batter and wicket-keeper will retire from ODI cricket after the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup in 2023.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed in their squad announcement release that Quinton de Kock has decided to retire from the 50-over format at the end of the World Cup.

De Kock, who made his ODI debut in 2013, has played in 140 matches for South Africa, accumulating 5966 runs at an average of 44.85 and a strike rate of 96.08. He has 17 hundreds and 29 fifties to his name, with a best of 178 against Australia in Centurion in 2016.

De Kock has made 183 catches and 14 stumpings in his career as a wicketkeeper.

The 30-year-old was a member of South Africa’s squad in the previous two Cricket World Cups, scoring 450 runs in 17 matches at an average of 30.

De Kock also led South Africa to four wins and three losses in eight One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe said of De Kock’s decision to retire from ODIs, “Quinton de Kock has been a really good servant to South African cricket.” He set the standard for attacking batting 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.”

“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.”

South Africa kicks off their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka on October 7 in Delhi.