De Villiers: Quinton will play a part in us winning this WC

2015 World Cup

South Africa captain AB de Villiers has said that wicketkeeper Quinton De Kock will not get dropped for the quarterfinals, after failing to impress once again in their final World Cup Pool match against the UAE.

With the Proteas swiftly casting the Associate nation aside in Wellington, winning by 146 runs, attention after the match turned to the batting form of young left-hander De Kock.

The 22 year-old has only scored only 53 runs in six completed matches at the global tournament, but his skipper is sticking by the man that has six ODI centuries in his 42 matches.

De Villiers said: "There is no doubt in my mind that Quinton is a match winner and he will play a part in us winning this World Cup.

"He is still my first pick. When push comes to shove, I believe he will play a big knock for us. I'd hate to see him go but it's something we'll discuss as we go on."
Depending on results elsewhere, the Proteas are almost assured of finishing as runners-up in their group behind India, and will wait to fond out who they will play in the knock-out rounds.