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AB de Villiers expected to retire from Test cricket in August

AB de Villiers expected to retire from Test cricket in August

It is understood that de Villiers had last year informed CSA about his decision of quitting the longest format, but was instead given a time of a year out of the game in a bid to get him to reconsider.

AB de Villiers to take call on international future in August

AB de Villiers to take call on international future in August

They previously lost a one-day international series to England by the same scoreline and then suffered a hugely disappointing first-round exit at the Champions Trophy.

WATCH: AB de Villiers' insane shot! South African captain scoops David Willey into the river

WATCH: AB de Villiers' insane shot! South African captain scoops David Willey into the river

He helped the Proteas to a three-run win to level the three-match T20I series. England had the first match at Southampton, which witnessed De Villiers registering his slowest fifty (off 49 balls) in T20 cricket.

Andile Phehlukwayo's final over heroics help South Africa fight level T20 series with England

Andile Phehlukwayo's final over heroics help South Africa fight level T20 series with England

South Africa made 174 for eight with JJ Smuts contributing 45 and skipper AB de Villiers striking 46 from 30 balls.

ICC ODI Rankings: Virat Kohli retains top spot, clean sweep in West Indies will give India 2nd spot

ICC ODI Rankings: Virat Kohli retains top spot, clean sweep in West Indies will give India 2nd spot

India (116 points) can leapfrog second-placed Australia (117 points) by a fraction of a point if the Kohli-led side win all the five matches of the ODI series against the West Indies.

1st T20I: Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales guide England to comprehensive nine-wicket win over South Africa

1st T20I: Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales guide England to comprehensive nine-wicket win over South Africa

 South Africa`s total still looked short of a competitive score on what is usually a good batting pitch.

Ab de Villiers aims for T20I success after heartbreak in ICC Champions Trophy

Ab de Villiers aims for T20I success after heartbreak in ICC Champions Trophy

De Villiers`s captaincy was called into question during the Champions Trophy but now he is ready to lead the side at the 2019 World Cup in England.

Virat Kohli is the most outstanding cricketer in the world: AB de Villiers

Virat Kohli is the most outstanding cricketer in the world: AB de Villiers

Kohli claimed the top-spot in the ICC ODI batting rankings this week after he scored three scores of fifty plus and became the fastest to reach 8000 runs in the 50-over format of the game.

WATCH: AB de Villiers posts emotional video apologising to fans after another heartbreak in an ICC tournament

WATCH: AB de Villiers posts emotional video apologising to fans after another heartbreak in an ICC tournament

Two days after South Africa was shown exit gate post their eight-wicket loss to defending champions India, skipper AB de Villiers came forth with an apology note for his fans, through a small video.

AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in England T20 series

AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in England T20 series

De Villiers, who was criticised for his captaincy as he led the ODI side to a first-round exit in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy, has ruled himself out of the Test matches.

ICC Champions Trophy: South African skipper AB de Villiers keen on playing 2019 World Cup

ICC Champions Trophy: South African skipper AB de Villiers keen on playing 2019 World Cup

Despite being the World No. 1 batsman in one-day internationals, AB de Villiers managed to score just 20 runs from three matches in ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

I take responsibility for run-outs but South Africa didn't deserve to win: Faf du Plesis

I take responsibility for run-outs but South Africa didn't deserve to win: Faf du Plesis

Du Plessis predicted an India versus England final with odds in favour of Virat Kohli's team.

ICC Champions Trophy: Why do South Africa choke in knockout games of major tournaments? Here's what AB de Villiers said

ICC Champions Trophy: Why do South Africa choke in knockout games of major tournaments? Here's what AB de Villiers said

South Africa were the first winners of the Champions Trophy, then known as the ICC Knockout, in Bangladesh in 1998.

CT 2017: Despite loss against India, defiant AB De Villiers wants to continue as South Africa's captain

CT 2017: Despite loss against India, defiant AB De Villiers wants to continue as South Africa's captain

South Africa were knocked out of the Champions Trophy after suffering a crushing eight-wicket defeat against title holders India in a must-win match.

Champions Trophy 2017, IND vs SA: In order to win, you have to say things that hurt, says Virat Kohli

Champions Trophy 2017, IND vs SA: In order to win, you have to say things that hurt, says Virat Kohli

Losing a high scoring game against Sri Lanka was a body blow for Kohli which required some serious introspection.

India vs South Africa: Twitterati destroy Faf du Plessis, David Miller after hilarious run-out in ICC Champions Trophy

India vs South Africa: Twitterati destroy Faf du Plessis, David Miller after hilarious run-out in ICC Champions Trophy

In the post-match conference, de Villiers agreed to the fact that those two run-outs cost them the match.

Champions Trophy 2017: It took team performance to demolish South Africa, says Virat Kohli

Champions Trophy 2017: It took team performance to demolish South Africa, says Virat Kohli

Kohli`s side crushed South Africa by eight wickets at The Oval in their final Group B fixture to set up a likely semi-final showdown with Bangladesh on Thursday.

ICC Champions Trophy: Soft dismissals cost us the match, laments South Africa captain AB de Villiers

ICC Champions Trophy: Soft dismissals cost us the match, laments South Africa captain AB de Villiers

The two quick run-out dismissals -- of AB de Villiers (16) and David Miller (1) in the 29th and 30th overs, respectively -- saw South Africa reduced to 142/4.

ICC Champions Trophy: Skipper Virat Kohli hails India's 8-wicket win over South Africa as their best so far

ICC Champions Trophy: Skipper Virat Kohli hails India's 8-wicket win over South Africa as their best so far

Defending champions India qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament with as many as 12 overs to spare at the Oval.