Cricket World Player of the Week - Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock was by far the highest run-getter in the five-match T20I series between West Indies and South Africa.
The consistency with which Quinton de Kock scored in the five-match T20I series against West Indies was phenomenal. He ended up with 255 runs from five matches at an average of 51 and a strike rate of 141.66 with three half-centuries.
De Kock struck 19 fours and 10 sixes in the series, with the best of 72.
The performances came on the back of brilliant returns in the two-match test series, with de Kock scoring 237 runs from three innings at an average of 118.50 and a strike rate of over 70 as South Africa won both matches convincingly.
The former South African captain showed his class in the T20I series as well. He had a slightly quiet start by his standards, making 37 and 26 runs respectively in the first two matches. Even in these games, he got starts and ensured that runs came at a quick clip from his end.
Quinton de Kock pulls Kieron Pollard for four runs to reach his seventh half-century in his 50th match ?? @OfficialCSA have pushed on to 131/3 from 15 overs.#WIvSA | https://t.co/CRRlvdBFGk pic.twitter.com/q9P9eIbAL6— ICC (@ICC) June 29, 2021
By the time the 3rd T20I arrived, de Kock found his rhythm and blasted a match-winning 72 as South Africa managed to win the thriller by just one run.
QDK was the standout performer for South Africa in the 4th T20I, making 60 runs - a match that South Africa lost by a heavy margin of 21 runs.
With the series locked at 2-2, he was outstanding in the decider as well, making another 60 to guide South Arica to a 25-run win as the visitors took the series 3-2.
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