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South Africa v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Durban

'This is how ODI cricket should be played' - Amla

Aug 26, 2015: If Hashim Amla had his way, all ODI cricket would be played in the same way as the recently completed series between South Africa and New Zealand. Because of the conditions

Firdose Moonda

SA v NZ, 2nd T20I, Centurion

'We didn't adapt well enough' - de Villiers

Aug 16, 2015: With eight matches to go before the World T20, South Africa have "covered all the bases," in terms of squad make-up but are still not savvy enough in unfamiliar conditions, according to stand-in captain AB de Villiers

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v New Zealand, 1st T20, Durban

De Villiers pushes for better start with the ball

Aug 15, 2015: Despite their easy six-wicket win against New Zealand in the first T20, South Africa captain AB de Villiers said his side's bowling lacked bite in the first six overs

Firdose Moonda

SA v NZ, 1st T20, Durban

De Villiers keeping 'solves lot of problems' - du Plessis

Aug 13, 2015: Faf du Plessis, South Africa's T20 captain, has said that he is excited by the prospect of AB de Villiers keeping and opening the innings in the shortest format

Firdose Moonda

The superhuman feats of baby AB

Jul 23, 2015: Twitter reacts to the birth of AB de Villiers' son

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

SA look for new stars in transition phase

Jul 9, 2015: Hashim Amla has said that South Africa will be looking to experiment with their line-up and prime new players to replace the likes of AB de Villiers and himself

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

De Villiers to miss Bangladesh ODIs

Jul 7, 2015: AB de Villiers will not play the forthcoming ODI series against Bangladesh after South Africa released the batsman from the squad for the last two ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

De Villiers likely to bat higher for SA

Jul 4, 2015: Limited-overs cricket will see a lot more of AB de Villiers after South Africa's T20 captain, Faf du Plessis, confirmed plans to deploy him higher up in the batting line-up

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

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
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