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De Villiers named SA's Cricketer of the Year

Jun 4, 2015: AB de Villiers was named South Africa's cricketer of the year and four other awards at CSA's annula awards function, while Hashim Amla was awarded Test Cricketer of the Year

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

De Villiers to miss Bangladesh Tests, Steyn rested for ODIs

May 27, 2015: AB de Villiers will miss South Africa's upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh while he takes paternity leave but will play the limited-overs matches beforehand

Firdose Moonda

Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Mumbai

I always wanted to bat in the top three - de Villiers

May 11, 2015: AB de Villiers has said he always wanted to bat in the top order, in T20 cricket, after his unbeaten 133 led Royal Challengers Bangalore to victory in Mumbai

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Mumbai

What can a bowler do when de Villiers is in the mood?

May 10, 2015: Mumbai Indians prepared for him, made plans, executed them, but to absolutely no avail. ESPNcricinfo presents the main talking points from the clash at the Wankhede Stadium

Abhishek Purohit at the Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Mumbai

'He's a freak'

May 10, 2015: Twitter reactions to AB de Villiers' incredible 133*, the third-highest score in IPL history

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Mumbai

Magical de Villiers stuns Mumbai

May 10, 2015: AB de Villiers, slinking menacingly around a flat Wankhede pitch, set about the most vicious sustained attack of this IPL, reaping 133 runs at a strike rate of 225.42 to effectively bat Mumbai Indians out of the match

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

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
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