Big Welcome Awaits De Villiers If He Returns To South Africa T20 Team
Zeeshan Mehtab 9 days ago Wed 15th January 2020 | 06:45 PM
AB de Villiers will be welcomed back into the South African team ahead of the T20 World Cup, captain Faf du Plessis said on Wednesday
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Jan, 2020 ) :AB de Villiers will be welcomed back into the South African team ahead of the T20 World Cup, captain Faf du Plessis said on Wednesday.
Speaking on the eve of South Africa's third Test against England, which starts on Thursday, Du Plessis hinted that De Villiers's return was almost a done deal, although both De Villiers and South African assistant coach Enoch Nkwe have emphasised that it is far from finalised.
He made himself available for the one-day World Cup last year, only to be rejected, with officials saying he left it too late and calling him up would be unfair to other players.
"It's the same as what I mentioned before," said Du Plessis.
"We spoke and I was very keen to have him back even before the new coaching staff was on board." Now it seems the team's senior management are similarly keen.
"How many games, where, when, what? And then try to unfold that in a way that he can come back.
"He's keen to come back. I don't know when.
"In an ideal world, we would like to make sure we can play our best 11, 12, 13 players for a few games or in a few series leading up to a T20 World Cup."Du Plessis said he did not want a repeat of what he said happened ahead of last year's 50-overs World Cup when combinations were not settled before the tournament.
"There was a search to find the players and the combinations. I would like to settle into that combination a little earlier so the guys can play as many games as possible together," he said.