Among other things, one of the most exciting news grabbing the attention of cricket fans is a potential return of the master batsman AB de Villiers to the International arena. He himself said that he’d love to don the South African jersey in the T20 World Cup in Australia while featuring in this year’s edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
With head coach Mark Boucher giving players a deadline of June 1 to make themselves available, the batting genius might make his International return against Sri Lanka this year. Calling them ‘free agents’, he’s allowed few players to take time and play the high quality Indian Premier League (IPL) and see where they stand for the national selection.
There is no doubt about the quality of the 36-year old player as he boasts a superlative record in the shortest format of the game. Playing 310 T20 games, the explosive player has scored close to 9000 runs at an average in excess of 37. With a strike-rate close to 150, he has smashed 4 centuries and 62 half-centuries to swell his charming record. Even his T20I numbers are inspiring. However, it remains to be seen how things fare for the former South African captain.