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Quinton de Kock, South Africa

Quinton de Kock

If South Africa have found the boots of some of their recently retired players hard to fill, thanks to Quinton de Kock they have seamlessly entered the post-Mark Boucher era behind the stumps, at least in the limited overs game.

A stylish and aggressive left-hand batsman, de Kock made a steady start to his international career with a series of Twenty20 appearances in 2012 before going on a sparkling run of form in 2013.

He followed up a maiden ODI century in his ninth match with three in as many games against India, subsequently adding two more tons against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively in 2014.

This record-breaking form saw him become the first man to score four ODI centuries before his 21st birthday.

In 2014, he was deemed ready to be given his Test bow, and that came against Australia. Although he had something of a tough start, runs did come against them and subsequently the West Indies – suggesting he is well placed to take over the gloves in all three formats.

With Twenty20 centuries to his name in domestic cricket, unsurprisingly he has already played in the IPL – for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils - and has played for the Lions in South Africa since 2011.

De Kock was an ever present as South Africa advanced to the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup, scoring an unbeaten 78 to see off Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals.