AB De Villiers ready to comeback in international cricket. Desire to play T20 world cup.
The former South African wicketkeeper batsman ,Abraham Benjamin De Villiers interested to play in the T20 world cup later this year in India.
According to the recent reports,the discussions are already begun with the south African coach Mark Boucher .And both decided to catch up at the end of IPL season .
What did De Villiers Said ?
We are lined up to have a chat sometime during the IPL. But yes, we’ve been talking about it already,” de Villiers, who retired from international cricket in May 2018, said after leading to the RCB’s victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. “Last year, he asked me if I would be interested. And I said, ‘absolutely’. And come the end of the IPL, we will have a look at where we are at with regards to my form and my fitness.
He also stated that if there is no slot for him in the team then let it be, emphasing on the player’s performance who are playing from a while.
After retiring from all international cricket, de Villiers tried to make a comeback for the 2019 ODI World Cup, but was ignored by the national selectors after the team management refused the superstar’s offer. South Africa finished seventh in the ten-team tournament with three wins in eight completed games.
AB has a tremendous record throughout his career . With his current form in IPL season,it seems that he may be trump card for the South African side.
Let’s have a look at the former skipper’s T20 record after retirement.
Since the 2019 ODI World Cup, de Villiers has played 41 T20s, averaging 46.60 at a strike rate of 162.55 with 15 half-centuries. In IPL 2020, he scored 454 runs, including five fifties, in 14 innings, and after three games in IPL 2021, he has an average of 62.50 and a strike rate of 189.39.
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