AB De Villiers

  • 2nd ODI: South Africa unlikely to experiment against Zimbabwe 3 days ago

    Bulawayo: South Africa will ignore the temptation to experiment and instead plan to field what they believe is their first-choice XI when they meet Zimbabwe in the second of the three one-day internationals on Tuesday. The Proteas cruised to a 93-run victory over their hosts in the first match on Sunday,...
  • 'Samson has Dravid's resilience and De Villiers's flamboyance' August 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian cricket's rising star Sanju Samson's coach Biju George feels that his ward possesses the grit of Rahul Dravid as well as the flair of AB de Villiers which will make him a special player for India in the coming days. "Sanju is a combination of Dravid and AB as...
  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 21, 2014

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • Hamstrung De Villiers to play as specialist batsman in 1st Test against Sri Lanka July 15, 2014

    AB de Villiers will avoid putting extra stress on a hamstring injury by playing as a batsman only in the first Sri Lanka Test with Quinton de Kock taking over wicketkeeping duties, South Africa captain Hashim Amla said on Tuesday. "De Villiers unfortunately has being struggling with a hamstring, he hasn't...
  • 3rd ODI: De Kock, De Villiers star in South Africa's series win over Sri Lanka July 12, 2014

    Hambantota: South Africa rode on aggressive hundreds from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers to beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs in the third and final one-day international on Saturday. Left-hander De Kock smashed a 127-ball 128 while skipper De Villiers hit a fiery 71-ball 108, making a century off...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score: 2nd ODI at Pallekele July 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith...
  • 1st ODI: Amla hundred sets up big South Africa win over Sri Lanka July 6, 2014

    Colombo: Hashim Amla's 13th century in one-day international and a 151-run stand with captain AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing 75-run win in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Amla scored 109 including eight boundaries to take the Proteas to 304 for 5 in 50 overs...
  • De Villiers named South African Cricketer of the Year June 5, 2014

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers dominated the Cricket South Africa Awards banquet by bagging four awards, including Cricketer of the Year 2014, here on Wednesday evening. De Villiers was also named Test Cricketer of the Year, was recognised by his peers as SA Players' Player of the Year and by popular vote...
  • Hashim Amla named South Africa's new Test captain June 29, 2014

    Johannesburg: South African cricket broke new ground on Tuesday with the appointment of Hashim Amla as Test captain, the first black cricketer to hold the post permanently in a sport long seen to be dominated by whites. Cricket South Africa (CSA) had identified Amla, one-day skipper AB de Villiers and Twenty20...
  • AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla vie for South Africa Test captaincy June 2, 2014

    Star batsmen AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla are the leading candidates to succeed Graeme Smith as South Africa's Test captain. Cricket South Africa's board meets in Johannesburg on Tuesday to make what is seen as a crucial decision after a decade of Smith at the helm. Smith captained South Africa in...
  • Glenn Maxwell the undisputed king of most scintillating IPL-7 knocks May 18, 2014

    In the Twenty20 format, it's always the batting performances that bag a fair share of the interest, and in this editon of the IPL, the story has been the same. With the tournament entering its last lap, the top batsmen have already warmed up and now aim to finish on...
  • De Villers a complete batsman of the modern era: VVS Laxman May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former India star VVS Laxman feels Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers, without any doubt, is the most complete batsman in the modern era, who has three to four shots in his repertoire for every delivery. "Yes, he is without a doubt," the Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor said when asked if...
  • IPL 7: Yuvraj Singh inspires RCB to much needed 16-run win over Delhi May 14, 2014

    Yuvraj Singh blasted an unbeaten 68 off just 29 balls in a stunning six-hitting exhibition to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 16-run victory over Delhi Daredevils, who could score only 170 for 7 in reply at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday. Yuvraj, who had scored a brilliant 83 of...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Faulkner overshadow Yuvraj as RR beat RCB by 5 wickets May 12, 2014

    The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday saw one of the most incredible run-chases in T20 history when Steven Smith and James Faulkner snatched a win from Royal Challengers Bangalore's as Rajasthan Royals overshadowed Yuvraj Singh's heroics to chase down 190 and win by 5 wickets. Chasing a stiff target,...
  • RCB's top six batsmen have to convert the starts: Albie Morkel May 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore allrounder Albie Morkel has said that at least one of their top six batsmen would need to score a big one in Friday's match if they are keen to get the better of indomitable Kings XI Punjab. "Most of our batsmen got good starts. But we didn't...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs RCB, IPL 7, Match 27 May 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Back to winning ways, defending champions Mumbai Indians would look to exploit the home advantage once again to carry forward their new-found momentum, but it won't easy as they face a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 27 of...
  • Virat Kohli hails AB de Villiers as world's best May 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Sunday described his team-mate A B de Villiers' stunning match-winning knock of 89 not out from just 41 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad here as one of the best Twenty20 innings he has seen. Kohli also rated de Villiers, who hit six fours...
  • AB De Villiers, the 'freak', finally arrives to IPL-7 party May 5, 2014

    28 runs needed off 12 balls. IPL 7. Royal Challengers Bangalore chasing, at home, against Sunrisers Hyderabad. AB de Villiers at the crease. Sunrisers captain Shikhar Dhawan gives the ball to Dale Steyn. One of world's best limited-overs batsman against arguably world's best fast bowler - both from South Africa....
  • IPL7: AB de Villiers triumphs over Dale Steyn in the battle of South Africans May 5, 2014

    The M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday witnessed the battle of South Africans in an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad where the world's two fiercest players and team-mates - AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn - took on each other. RCB kicked off their campaign...
  • IPL 7: De Villiers's 89 off 41 scripts Bangalore's win over Hyderabad May 5, 2014

    AB de Villiers produced one of the most devastating Twenty20 innings as he smashed an unbeaten 89 from just 42 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled off a sensational four-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. De Villiers butchered Hyderabad bowlers with 6 fours and 8 sixes as he took Bangalore...
  • Loss against KKR was wake-up call for us: Virat Kohli May 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Returning home after three consecutive losses in the UAE, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hope to get back to winning ways in IPL 7 with the support of their frenzied fans. "It feels great to be back home, especially for me, Chris (Gayle) and AB (de Villiers) who played some great...
  • IPL 7: RCB lose to Rajasthan Royals after hitting new low April 28, 2014

    Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hit a new low on Saturday when Rajasthan Royals bowled them out for their lowest ever total of 70 and then romped home in 13 overs to win by six wickets in an IPL-7 match at Abu Dhabi. Pravin Tambe was the chief contributor in dismantling RCB...
  • IPL 7: Shoddy Mumbai lose to RCB for second straight defeat April 20, 2014

    It won't be wrong to analyse that Mumbai Indians lost in the first 20 overs of their IPL-7 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai on Saturday, as their 115 was never enough to challenge a batting-heavy RCB, who romped home by 7 wickets with 2.3 overs to spare. Mumbai were...
  • I have taken tips from AB de Villiers: Duminy April 18, 2014

    Sharjah: He himself knows a thing or two about batting in the end overs and Delhi Daredevils' JP Duminy says he has taken tips from his South African teammate AB de Villiers, who is considered one of the best finishers in the game today. Delhi Daredevils found themselves in tatters before...
  • IPL 7: RCB's hopes rest on top-heavy batting April 14, 2014

    Home to some of the most destructive modern-day cricketers, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have never been shy of spending money at the players' auction and have bagged the most sought after talents in their line-up throughout the previous six editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise is...
  • Top seven moments of 2014 World Twenty20 April 8, 2014

    It's over, but memories will stay. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 delivered unbridled joy and also distressing heartbreaks that will shape up into bedtime stories the players will narrate to their grandchildren one day. Whether it was Hong Kong's win over Bangladesh, Dale Steyn's last over against New Zealand or...