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IPL 2015

Finisher de Villiers deserves more freedom

Apr 10, 2015: The lack of batting depth has always been an issue with Royal Challengers Bangalore and has often held back as good a finisher as AB de Villiers. What he needs is more time at the wicket. And this time, his team is willing to offer him that

Nagraj Gollapudi in Kolkata

ICC news

Starc becomes top-ranked ODI bowler

Mar 31, 2015: Mitchell Starc has soared to No.1 in the ICC bowlers' rankings in ODIs following a stellar World Cup campaign, where he was the leading wicket-taker and player of the tournament

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland

Singed South Africa grapple with future

Mar 25, 2015: The sun has risen after the nadir. Change will come. The future will not be stayed. But for many of South Africa's stalwarts, this may have been a bridge too far

Firdose Moonda

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st semi-final, Auckland

Time slips by South Africa once again

Mar 24, 2015: It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

Firdose Moonda in Auckland

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland

The final words before the final frontier

Mar 23, 2015: Before AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum attempt to bat their opposition away, literally, before they have to set a field or decide on a bowling change, even before they toss the coin, they will have to perform another, and perhaps more important job

Firdose Moonda in Auckland

And then there were three

Mar 23, 2015: The final knockouts of the World Cup have the potential to be cricket classics

Mark Nicholas

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney

We're not going to show any weakness - de Villiers

Mar 18, 2015: South Africa captain AB de Villiers has said his side had prepared for a show of strength against Sri Lanka in their quarter-final in Sydney, which they won comprehensively by nine wickets

Firdose Moonda in Sydney

SA v SL, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney

De Villiers wears the face of a winner

Mar 18, 2015: AB de Villiers and Angelo Mathews. One captaining a must-win game of cricket, the other captaining a past awash with disappointments. For AB de Villiers, the disappointment was banished

Jarrod Kimber

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st Q-F, Sydney

'We're not going to choke' - de Villiers

Mar 17, 2015: Faced with the history of having never won a knockout game in the World Cup, South Africa captain AB de Villiers said he wanted his side to play good cricket and come out on top against Sri Lanka in Sydney

Firdose Moonda in Sydney

The run gluttony of Sangakkara and de Villiers

Mar 13, 2015: Kumar Sangakkara and AB de Villiers have been the two best batsmen in this World Cup, and over the last couple of years

S Rajesh

SA v UAE, Group B, Wellington

'De Kock will play a part in us winning the World Cup'

Mar 12, 2015: Despite being the only member of South Africa's top six to have not scored a century in the group stages, Quinton de Kock remains AB de Villiers' "first pick" for the starting XI in the knockouts

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

South Africa v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Wellington

De Villiers, Behardien thump UAE

Mar 12, 2015: AB de Villiers' rapid 99 and Farhaan Behardien unbeaten 64 off 31 balls took South Africa to 341 for 6 and thumped UAE by 146 runs

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

South Africa v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Wellington

'We're the best team in the tournament' - de Villiers

Mar 11, 2015: our days after AB de Villiers questioned whether South Africa had an inflated sense of self after they lost a second group game, the captain has u-turned on that sentiment

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

World Cup 2015: South Africa

SA's best bet - believe it's a bilateral

Mar 8, 2015: The World Cup's unique pressure causes teams to over-think and South Africa could be best served by keeping things as simple as possible

Firdose Moonda

Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Auckland

South Africa feel de Villiers' negative vibe

Mar 7, 2015: AB de Villiers felt a lack of "electric vibe" before South Africa's match against Pakistan - and his post-match disgust revealed that things only got worse

Firdose Moonda

Pakistan v South Africa, Group B, Auckland

Pakistan target runs, de Villiers

Mar 6, 2015: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted that his team will need to get rid of AB de Villiers early if they are to triumph against South Africa in Auckland

Firdose Moonda

World Cup 2015: South Africa

'Watching AB bat doesn't astound me anymore' - Domingo

Mar 5, 2015: South Africa coach Russell Domingo had high praise for Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers ahead of the team's clash against Pakistan at Eden Park

Firdose Moonda

Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra

Amla to the fore as SA do it their way

Mar 3, 2015: Hashim Amla played down his achievements after becoming the fastest man to 20 ODI hundreds in South Africa's win over Ireland

Firdose Moonda in Canberra

Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra

Ireland hope to outwit de Villiers

Mar 2, 2015: Ever since Boyd Rankin was lured to England as part of cricket's uneven class system, Ireland have lacked that extra gear of speed

Daniel Brettig in Canberra

SA v WI, Group B, Sydney

West Indies wake up to the wrong side of de Villiers

Feb 27, 2015: AB de Villiers is one of the politest cricketers anyone could wish to meet, but as he set more one-day batting records, this time against West Indies, he made the rudest of interventions

Firdose Moonda at the SCG
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