South Africa great Barry Richards believes AB de Villiers should give up the Proteas one-day captaincy if he decides to prolong his international career.
After a disappointing campaign in the Champions Trophy and losing the three-match T20I series against England, De Villiers said that he and Cricket South Africa are going to “make a final decision about what happens for the next few years.”
England will be playing with a balanced squad and the focus will be on the swashbuckling opening pair of Jason Roy and Alex Hales who pose a major threat in the shorter format of the game.
AB de Villiers feels that there are a few people who would love to be standing in Virat Kohli’s shoes this weekend, leading their national team into the final of Champions Trophy.
Though the choke wasn’t mentioned, an ashen-faced AB de Villiers was understandably asked to explain the umpteenth failure for South Africa in an ICC event. So were Faf du Plessis and coach Russell Domingo.
Both India and South Africa are hunting to make a place in the semi-finals of this Champions Trophy and the winner in this clash would march in the semi-final stage while the other will bow out of the tournament.
On Sunday, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will take a new step in their relationship. They’ll walk to the middle half-hour before the match for the first time as opposing captains in an international match and hope to knock each other’s team out.
India vs South Africa Live Streaming: The encounter between India and South Africa will take place on June 11. You can catch the live telecast of the match on the Starsports network and live streaming will be available on Hotstar.
South Africa are all set to take on India in all important virtual qualifier of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Sunday at The Oval. The winner of this encounter will march their way in the semi-final stage while the loser will have to bow out of the tournament.
South Africa face a do-or-die situation when they face India on Sunday. They had lost to Pakistan by 19 runs (D/L Method) in their second group match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and now need a win against India to progress to the knockout stages.
AB De Villiers was dismissed for a golden duck and this was the first occasion in his career when he was out without troubling the scorers on the very first ball that he played. South Africa were reduced to 61/3 when the captain was back in the hut.
Hashim Amla’s 103 was his 25th ODI hundred and he is now the fastest batsmen to reach the 25-ton mark. He is also the fastest to 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs respectively.
Cricket experts Ajit Agarkar, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Aakash Chopra shared their ‘Dream XI’ or IPL XI from first ten seasons.
AB De Villiers said that he is fit and ready to face England before the ICC Champions Trophy
Kerry Packer brought World Series of Cricket into existence and in IPL 2015, AB de Villiers smashed 133 off 59 against Mumbai Indians.