Cricket World Cup 2015

De Kock makes CWC 'worst XI'

2015-03-31 14:35
Quinton de Kock (AFP)

Cape Town - South Africa's Quinton de Kock has made a New Zealand website's starting XI for the worst team of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

De Kock scored 145 runs at a lowly average of 20.71. His unbeaten 78 against Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals was his only noteworthy contribution with the bat.

He mostly kept wicket well, but it was otherwise a pretty forgettable World Cup for the youngster, with his run-out fumble in the semi-final loss to New Zealand also proving costly.

Kiwi website,, has come up with a 'Not First XI' for the tournament, featuring players who underachieved.

"We were going to call the team England, but unfortunately that name has been taken," the website wrote.'s 'Not First XI':

Dwayne Smith - Opener - West Indies (93 runs, average 15.5)
Quinton de Kock - Opener - South Africa (145 runs, average 20.71)
Gary Ballance - Batsman - England (36 runs, average 9)
Krishna Chadran - Batsman - United Arab Emirates (38 runs, average 7.6)
Eoin Morgan - Batsman/captain - England (90 runs, average 18)
Shahid Afridi - All-rounder - Pakistan (116 runs, average 23.2; 2 wickets at 141)
Luke Ronchi - Wicketkeeper - New Zealand (73 runs, average 12.16)
Kevin O'Brien - Bowler - Ireland (6 wickets for 408 runs, run-rate: 8.18)
Stuart Broad - Bowler - England (4 wickets at 63.50)
Mitchell McClenaghan - Bowler - New Zealand (0/68)
Kemar Roach - Bowler - West Indies (1/150)

Coach - Peter Moores - England

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