AB de Villiers

De Villiers hails Proteas' hunger, attitude post third ODI win

De Villiers hails Proteas' hunger, attitude post third ODI win

Johannesburg, Feb. 10 : South African skipper AB de Villiers has praised his side's attitude and hunger that led to their seven-wicket victory in the third ODI of the five-match series against England at SuperSport Park in Centurion, Pretoria.

Jubilant with the result, the 31-year-old insisted that it was a good solid performance by the team as they were desperate to get the result, Sport24 reported.

De Villiers stressed that the team had shown a lot of energy on the field, adding that he hopes there were much more good stuff to come in future.

De Villiers backs Proteas to stage strong comeback against England

De Villiers backs Proteas to stage strong comeback against England

Johannesburg, Feb. 8 : South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has called on his side to stage a strong comeback in the remaining ODIs of the five-match series against England, insisting that the Alastair Cook -led side are not unbeatable.

Describing England as a `confident` side, De Villiers said that although the opponents were playing really good cricket, he added that South Africa could give them a strong competition, Sport24 reported.

De Villiers insists triumphant England `not unbeatable`

De Villiers insists triumphant England `not unbeatable`

Johannesburg, Feb. 07 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers has insisted that buoyant England side are 'not unbeatable' despite trailing 0-2 against the tourists in the five-match one-day international series.

Alex Hales laid the foundation and then Jos Buttler, who scored a match-winning century in the opening game, played another key innings to give England victory by five wickets with 22 balls to spare in the second ODI at St. George's Park on Saturday.

De Villiers defends Proteas bowlers post opening ODI loss

De Villiers defends Proteas bowlers post opening ODI loss

Johannesburg, Feb. 4 : South African skipper AB de Villiers has backed his side's bowlers, describing their efforts as `decent`, following their 39-run loss by Duckworth and Lewis (D/L) method to England in the opening ODI at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

De Villiers said that the wicket was incredibly good to bat on, but added it was too hard for the bowlers, Sport24 reported.

He added that his bowlers had a tough time bowling the first 10 to 15 overs, but insisted that his side managed to bring the visitors down to nine.

De Villiers appointed as South Africa's full-time Test skipper

De Villiers appointed as South Africa's full-time Test skipper

Johannesburg, Jan. 30 : AB de Villiers has been appointed as the South Africa's Test captain on a permanent basis after the national selectors unanimously decided to choose the swashbuckling batsman to lead the nation through a transitional phase.

The 31-year-old, who took over as the stand-in captain for the last two Tests against the just-concluded series against England, will lead his side in his first assignment against New Zealand in August in South Africa.

De Villiers optimistic about beleaguered Proteas' Test future

De Villiers optimistic about beleaguered Proteas' Test future

Johannesburg, Jan. 22 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers has insisted that he is optimistic about his embattled side's Test future despite enduring a string of failures in the longer format of the game this summer.

The swashbuckling batsman, whose side are currently trailing 0-2 to touring England side in the four-match series, admitted that losing big players had affected South Africa in the ongoing series, pointing to the absence of injured pace spearhead Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander.

De Villiers eager to keep Test captaincy

De Villiers eager to keep Test captaincy

Johannesburg, Jan. 18 - South Africa swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers, who took over as a stand-in captain following the resignation of Hashim Amla after the Durban Test, has expressed his desire to continue with his additional responsibility beyond the ongoing series against England.

Earlier, South Africa suffered a seven-wicket defeat in the third Test in Johannesburg to give England a series win and thereby losing the number one Test ranking to India.

De Villiers hails `best` England bowlers post Test series defeat

De Villiers hails `best` England bowlers post Test series defeat

Johannesburg, Jan. 17 : South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has heaped praise on the England bowlers following his side's seven-wicket defeat in the third Test in Johannesburg, saying it was the best bowling he has ever faced.

The swashbuckling batsman believes that his home conditions suited extremely well to the England bowler and, therefore, they performed pretty well as a whole unit, Sport24 reported.

De Villiers vows to lead by example

De Villiers vows to lead by example

johannesburg, Jan.14 : South Africa's AB de Villiers, who will captain his side in the last two Tests against England, has insisted that his primary focus will be on winning and to lead the side by example.

De Villiers took over as the Test skipper for remaining series against England after Hashim Amla declared his resignation from the post after the second Test between the two sides ended in a draw.

Considering himself as a `competitive` person, the 31-year-old said that losing was not an option for his side and that they would completely focus on winning the series, Sport24 reported.

De Villiers comfortable with captaincy job, believes Wessels

De Villiers comfortable with captaincy job, believes Wessels

Johannesburg, Jan. 9 : Former South African skipper Kepler Wessels believes that swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers is completely comfortable with the new job of the Test skipper.

He also asserted that Amla's decision to step down as the Proteas Test skipper should be respected, Sport24 reported.

Reflecting his views on new captain, Wessels said that De Villiers was very comfortable with the added responsibility, as the new role would energise him and provide him with a renewed vigour.



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