South Africa batter to retire from ODI cricket after World Cup
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The 30-year-old former Proteas captain will continue to play T20 internationals.

South Africa named their 15-player World Cup squad shortly after naming Temba Bavuma as their captain.

On 7 October, South Africa will play Sri Lanka in their World Cup opener.

Enock Nkwe, South Africa’s director of cricket, said Quinton de Kock has served the game well.

A key member of the squad for many years, he set the benchmark with his attacking batting style.”

In 140 ODIs, the wicketkeeper-batter has scored 5,966 runs at an average of 44.85.

After playing 54 Tests, he retired in 2021 to spend more time with his family.

Despite being rested for South Africa’s T20 series against Australia, which they lost 3-0, De Kock will play in the ODI series starting on Thursday.

During South Africa’s home white-ball series against India, he has been signed by Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s Big Bash League.

The World Cup will begin on 5 October, and the final will be played on 19 November.

South Africa squad for World Cup: Temba Bavuma (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.