Sports Desk – Former South African explosive batsman AB de Villiers can come back to international cricket. There are reports that he can play in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next year.
Mark Boucher, who was appointed the new coach of the South Africa cricket team, said that he might look to bring de Villiers back into the team.
ESPN Cricinfo quoted Boucher as saying, “When you go to the World Cup, you want your best players to play. I believe De Villiers has been one of our best players and asked him to come back Can go. I have just been engaged in this work and maybe in the coming time, I can request them to come back. Also, I will ask some other players for a similar kind. I could arrest.”
Boucher also said that he would welcome the possibility of players who have left the South African setup for County cricket via the Kolpak rule, returning to the fold.
De Villiers, 35, was the captain of all formats of the South African team. De Villiers retired in March 2018. He has since been active in T20 franchise based tournaments. But he had expressed his desire to play the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.