South African captain Quinton de Kock has confirmed that former drummer AB de Villiers is in line to make a comeback and play in the T20 World Cup, which was originally scheduled to take place later this year in Australia.
For months de Villiers, who announced his retirement from international cricket in 2018, had shown his eagerness to return for the T20 World Cup campaign in South Africa, but with the tournament now postponed due to the Covid-19, doubts have resurfaced about former South Africa. Return of the captain.
Reports of de Villiers’ potential return first started at last year’s World Cup, where the former SA captain informed Faf du Plessis of his desire to compete in the World Cup. , causing a huge stir. With South Africa struggling to deliver good results, du Plessis had said earlier that plans were underway to bring back de Villiers for the T20 World Cup.
Earlier this year, it was reported that de Villiers is due to play in at least one of South Africa’s T20I series ahead of the T20 World Cup, where he is expected to make an international comeback.
“He was definitely online. If I was in good shape, I would have loved to have AB de Villiers. I think any team would have loved to have AB de Villiers on their team. While we lobbied for him, we will now have to see when the T20 World Cup is now, ”de Kock said on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected.
It was in January that the ASC appointed de Kock captain of a new South Africa. He replaced captain ODI and T20I of du Plessis SA. South Africa cricket manager Graeme Smith announced in April that the wicket-keeper batsman would not be elevated to test captain. De Kock himself did not want the position of Test captain as he felt the “extra pressure” of leading the team in a traditional format would have been “too much stress” for him.
“I think it’s too much work, to be honest. I have to be the goalkeeper, up in the batting order. Capturing all three formats, in general, takes its toll. I don’t think I’m the guy who can lead all three teams. I think I’m pretty happy with the T20s and ODIs, ”said the South African captain.