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De Villiers to continue as Proteas captain on return

De Villiers to continue as Proteas captain on return

Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov.16 :Clearing the air on South Africa's Test captaincy role, national selection convener Linda Zondi has confirmed that AB de Villiers, who is currently sidelined with an elbow injury‚ will continue to remain the skipper of the team despite stunning success under stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis.

Du Plessis was named as the skipper for the lone ODI match against Ireland and then for the Australian series in de Villiers' absence, who is still recovering from the left elbow injury he sustained in August.

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Peter Siddle takes dig at De Villiers' sledging comments

Peter Siddle takes dig at De Villiers' sledging comments

Melbourne [Australia], Oct.19 : Australian paceman Peter Siddle has fired barbs at South Africa after captain AB de Villiers described the 2014 Michael Clarke's team as the most `abusive` he had ever faced.

The 31-year-old pacer's comment comes ahead of the three-match Test series between two sides, starting from November 3 at the WACA.

De Villiers had claimed that the sledging done by the Australian cricketers in their last three-match Test series in 2014 was the worst he has witnessed in his entire career.

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Du Plessis not expecting De Villiers to play Adelaide Test

Du Plessis not expecting De Villiers to play Adelaide Test

Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 19 : Faf du Plessis, who is leading South Africa for the three-Test series against Australia, does not expect AB de Villiers to be fit in time for the day-night Test in Adelaide starting from November 24.

The regular Proteas skipper was ruled out of the entire tour after he underwent elbow surgery, but later on insisted that he wanted to defy the physios and return in time for the last Test in series down under.

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De Villiers accuses Aussies of worst sledging during 2014 Test series

De Villiers accuses Aussies of worst sledging during 2014 Test series

Melbourne [Australia], Oct.17 : South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has claimed that the sledging done by Australian cricketers in their last three-match Test series in 2014 was the worst he has witnessed in his entire career.

In a closely-fought series, Australia had emerged as the winners by a margin of 2-1 punctuated by a series of verbal altercation, including a feud between the then skipper Michael Clarke and South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn, and David Warner barking at Faf du Plessis on his dismissal.

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De Villiers delivers first win for Tridents in CPL 2016

De Villiers delivers first win for Tridents in CPL 2016

Basseterre, July 6 : AB de Villiers and Shoaib Malik scored contrasting fifties as the Barbados Tridents defeated the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots by seven wickets to register their first win of the Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park.

Malik and de Villiers helped the Tridents chase down a target of 163, but there were times where the game could have gone either way.

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Albie comes in rescue of under-fire Morne, De Villiers

Albie comes in rescue of under-fire Morne, De Villiers

Johannesburg, June 29 : South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has brushed off the criticism aimed at his brother Morne Morkel and skipper AB de Villiers, saying their records speaks for themselves.

South Africa's shocking elimination at the hands of hosts West Indies from the recently-concluded Caribbean tri-series invited a flurry of criticism from media, with experienced player Morne and swashbuckling batsman de Villiers being blamed for the loss.

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`Under pressure' Domingo not to blame for tri-series exit: De Villiers

`Under pressure' Domingo not to blame for tri-series exit: De Villiers

Johannesburg, June 26 : South African skipper AB de Villiers has backed embattled coach Russell Domingo, saying he has put the side through their paces 'like never before'.

Domingo has come under huge pressure following South Africa's exit from the ongoing Caribbean tri-nation series.

The De Villiers-led side were bundled out for 185 against hosts West Indies to lose the crucial ninth match by 100 runs and surrender their hopes of making it to the tournament final.

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Sporadic rain spoils De Villiers' 200th ODI

Sporadic rain spoils De Villiers' 200th ODI

Johannesburg, June. 20 : Intermittent rain has forced an abandonment of the seventh match of the Caribbean one-day international triangular series between South Africa and Australia with only one over being bowled at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

It could have been a celebratory occasion for South African skipper de Villiers, who was playing his 200th ODI for his country, Sport24 reported.

After being asked to bat first, South Africa made eight runs without losing any wicket before the arrival of rain, which continued steadily for several hours before abating.

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`Gutted` Kohli takes blame for Royal Challengers' IPL defeat

`Gutted` Kohli takes blame for Royal Challengers' IPL defeat

Bengaluru, May 30 : Taking the blame for the defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli has said that his and AB de Villiers' dismissal was a `big blow` for the side.

The RCB's hopes of clinching their maiden IPL title were dented after they suffered an eight-run defeat at the hands of David Warner's side at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

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Myself and AB getting out quickly was a big blow: Virat Kohli

Myself and AB getting out quickly was a big blow: Virat Kohli

Bengaluru: Virat Kohli was dignity personified in defeat but did admit that he did not feel good finishing second best as he termed his and AB de Villiers dismissal as the "big blow" in their defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL final.

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