De Villiers

  • Concerned CSA vows to crack down on balltampering by its players September 15, 2014

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is concerned about its national players gaining notoriety for balltampering and vowed not to tolerate such behaviour. At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Sunday, CSA board member Vusi Pikoli, a leading figure in South Africa's legal industry, said he was "deeply concerned" with allegations...
  • India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, cricketing great Ian Chappell has said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event. "As teams enter the home straight in preparation for next year's World...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, Triseries final September 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the Toss and opted to field. Team News: Duminy and Morkel overcome injury scare to be in SA lineup that has one change: Imran Tahir comes in for Rilee Rossouw. Australia bring in Faulkner for Richardson. Playing...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, Triseries in Harare August 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl at Harare. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Marsh, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson SOUTH AFRICA: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk),...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 2nd ODI August 19, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to bowl. TEAM NEWS: Zimbabwe brought in Sikandar Raza for Vusi Sibanda, while Brian Vitori replaced Shingi Masakadza. South Africa unchanged. The Proteas cruised to a 93run victory in the first match on Sunday, with Hashim Amla scoring his...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa unlikely to experiment against Zimbabwe August 19, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa will ignore the temptation to experiment and instead plan to field what they believe is their firstchoice XI when they meet Zimbabwe in the second of the three oneday internationals on Tuesday. The Proteas cruised to a 93run victory over their hosts in the first match on Sunday,...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 1st ODI August 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl first. Zimbabwe have three debutants Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva and John Nyumbu. While South Africa have left out Rilee Rossouw, Marchant de Lange and Shezi. Teams: Zimbabwe: Hamilton...
  • '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 matchwinning 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 seriesopener. The 31yearold rightarm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • 1st Test, SL v SA: as it happened July 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Sri Lanka lefthander Kumar Sangakkara led a steady charge towards a challenging 370run target after South Africa declared on the fourth day of the first Test. The former captain was unbeaten on 58 with one six and...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Afrrica, 1st Test, Day 1 July 16, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and News: South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the first Test of the threematch Test series. This is South Africa's first Test since the retirement of their former skipper, Graeme Smith....
  • 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 oneday international on Saturday. Lefthander De Kock smashed a 127ball 128 while skipper De Villiers hit a fiery 71ball 108, making a century off...
  • SL vs SA, 2nd ODI: as it happened July 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball 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), JeanPaul 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 oneday international and a 151run stand with captain AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing 75run 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, oneday 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 IPL7 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 16run win over Delhi May 14, 2014

    Yuvraj Singh blasted an unbeaten 68 off just 29 balls in a stunning sixhitting exhibition to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 16run 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 runchases 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 ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Back to winning ways, defending champions Mumbai Indians would look to exploit the home advantage once again to carry forward their newfound 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 teammate A B de Villiers' stunning matchwinning 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 IPL7 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 limitedovers 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 teammates AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn took on each other. RCB kicked off their campaign...