The return of AB de Villiers to the South African team faces more uncertainty due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.
AB de Villiers was supposed to have his comeback in the upcoming T20 World Cup for the Proteas squad. However, with the coronavirus spread all around the globe, more uncertainties wrap around the thought of him coming back to the sport.
It was in January when De Villiers said that he would love to play for South Africa again and he hopes that he'll soon be involved with the sport again. De Villiers may not have been included in the team lineup last February but some indications had shown that he may be reconsidered for the fixtures after the IPL. The matches which he could have been included if his comeback had pushed through were the matches against Sri Lanka in June and the T20Is against the West Indies in July-August.
However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, several fixtures from all over the world have been postponed or cancelled. ‘If the tournament is postponed to next year, a whole lot of things will change. At the moment I feel available but at the same time, I don't know how my body will feel then and if I will be fit’, De Villiers said. ‘If I am 100% as good as I want to be, then I will be available. But if I am not, I won't open myself up to that because I am not the type of person who does things at 80%’.
De Villiers also believes that he could not just walk into the team as he would have to work hard to deserve his spot in the lineup just like everyone else.
So far, De Villiers has not yet made a firm decision with regards to his availability for the T20 World Cup if the matches will push through this year. For more details about T20 matches, visit Betwala.
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