Quinton de Kock Named as SA’s Cricketer of the Year

Quinton de Kock Named as SA’s Cricketer of the Year

Quinton de Kock Named as SA’s Cricketer of the Year

In a virtual awards ceremony, Quinton de Kock bagged home the title of being the South African Cricketer of the Year. 

The 2020 Cricket South Africa Awards had been held in a virtual ceremony this time. There, 27-year-old Quinton de Kock has bagged the top award of being the South African cricketer of the year. Aside from that, he also bagged home the award of being the Test Cricketer of the Year. With that, de Kock became the sixth cricketer to ever bag the highest award for the second time. 

Meanwhile, for the women’s category, it was Laura Wolvaardt who bagged home the titles of South Africa Women’s Cricketer of the Year and the ODI Cricketer of the year awards. 

As per CSA’s acting chief executive Dr Jacques Faul, ‘Quinny and Laura have set the highest standards that we expect from our icon Proteas players. Quinny is the leading wicketkeeper/batsman in Test cricket and is, in fact, one of the leading batsmen in both red-ball and white-ball cricket. He is also starting to emerge as an outstanding leader as witnessed by the Proteas clean sweep of Australia in their recent ODI series’. 

‘Laura was named in the tournament select XI at the conclusion of the ICC Women's World T20 which tells us a great deal about the esteem in which she is held at international level. At the age of 21, her best years are ahead of her and she will be a key player when the Momentum Proteas go to the ICC Women's World Cup next year’, he added. 

De Kock plays for the Proteas squad across all formats but most especially excels in Test matches. To learn more about the formats of cricket, visit Betwala. 

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