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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.

South Africa's T20 league: Faf du Plessis hopeful tournament will halt talent exodus

South Africa's T20 league: Faf du Plessis hopeful tournament will halt talent exodus

The likes of Kyle Abbott, Rilee Rossouw, Dane Vilas, David Wiese, Simon Harmer, Hardus Viljoen and Stiaan van Zyl have all opted to play county cricket rather than continue to represent South Africa.

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.

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.

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.

WATCH: Imran Tahir's animated celebration after taking brilliant catch to dismiss Mohammad Hafeez during SA vs Pak tie

WATCH: Imran Tahir's animated celebration after taking brilliant catch to dismiss Mohammad Hafeez during SA vs Pak tie

Tahir, who is known for his trademark celebrations, once again entertained the crowd by celebrating after grabbing a clean catch.

Cricket South Africa launches T20 Global League

The eight successful team owners will be announced on 19th June in London alongside the eight allocated Marquee players announced previously.

WATCH: England's Mark Wood pulls off sensational over after South Africa needed 7 off 6 balls

WATCH: England's Mark Wood pulls off sensational over after South Africa needed 7 off 6 balls

The series, a warm-up for the Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales that starts next week, concludes at Lord`s on Monday.

SA vs Eng: Dale Steyn rules himself out of Test series against England, targets home season return

SA vs Eng: Dale Steyn rules himself out of Test series against England, targets home season return

Steyn has been out of action since the Perth Test against Australia last November with a broken bone and he was selected in an SA `A` squad who will also tour the UK to get some much-needed match practice.

ICC Champions trophy: Colin Ingram backs Proteas to end Major title drought by winning 50-over tournament

ICC Champions trophy: Colin Ingram backs Proteas to end Major title drought by winning 50-over tournament

South Africa won the inaugural ICC tournament in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1998, when it was known as the ICC Knock-Out.

ICC Champions Trophy: South Africa announce 15-man squad; Keshav Maharaj makes cut, Morne Morkel returns

ICC Champions Trophy: South Africa announce 15-man squad; Keshav Maharaj makes cut, Morne Morkel returns

The 26-year-old Maharaj has had an impressive debut season for the Test squad, and comes into the squad to bolster the spin options alongside Imran Tahir.

NZ vs SA: Quinton de Kock cleared to play third test against depleted New Zealand

NZ vs SA: Quinton de Kock cleared to play third test against depleted New Zealand

De Kock trained on Friday with strapping and a protective splint and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said as far as he was concerned the aggressive batsman was too important to leave out for the series-deciding match starting on Saturday.

#NZvsSA: Tough skipper Faf du Plessis says South Africa 'not good enough' against Kane Williamson's men

#NZvsSA: Tough skipper Faf du Plessis says South Africa 'not good enough' against Kane Williamson's men

Central to du Plessis`s drive is another victory over New Zealand to lift South Africa`s Test ranking to number two in the world, which would complete a remarkable turnaround since being as low as seventh 12 months ago.

NZ vs SA: Ross Taylor ruled out of third Test against South Africa, Trent Boult likely to play

NZ vs SA: Ross Taylor ruled out of third Test against South Africa, Trent Boult likely to play

Despite the humiliating defeat, Larsen said the squad would remain unchanged for the final game of the three-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton, which starts on Saturday.

WATCH: AB de Villiers stuns cricket fraternity by unleashing 'reverse hook' shot against New Zealand

WATCH: AB de Villiers stuns cricket fraternity by unleashing 'reverse hook' shot against New Zealand

In the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand, AB de Villiers stunned the cricket cognoscenti yet again by unleashing a unique shot.

4th ODI: Skipper Faf du Plessis trumps spirited Sri Lanka with magnificent 185-run knock

4th ODI: Skipper Faf du Plessis trumps spirited Sri Lanka with magnificent 185-run knock

Du Plessis' 185-run knock, which was just three runs short of Gary Kirsten's 188, came off 141 balls and was studded with 16 fours and three sixes.

Fit-again AB de Villiers returns to captain South Africa in ODIs against Sri Lanka

Fit-again AB de Villiers returns to captain South Africa in ODIs against Sri Lanka

South Africa are in action in the 50-over format for the first time since they whitewashed Australia 5-0 on home soil last October.

Batting star AB de Villiers hits century in comeback

Batting star AB de Villiers hits century in comeback

De Villiers plans to make his international comeback in the third and final Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Cape Town on Wednesday.

AB De Villiers opts out of three-match Test series against New Zealand

AB De Villiers opts out of three-match Test series against New Zealand

De Villiers, who recently handed over test captaincy to Faf du Plessis, admitted that playing at the 2019 50-over World Cup in England and Wales remains his career priority.

AB de Villiers says he is not retiring from any format, playing in 2019 World Cup is his main aim

AB de Villiers says he is not retiring from any format, playing in 2019 World Cup is his main aim

South Africa's limited-overs skipper also said that he needs to find a balance to manage the workload across three formats, with his main aim being to play ICC 2019 World Cup.