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AB de Villiers to meet with CSA in August to decide future

AB de Villiers will meet with Cricket South Africa in August to chart his future in international cricket. De Villiers said they were going to "make a final decision about what happens for the next few years."

"We will see what works for both parties," de Villiers said. "We are not going to pick and choose games, but we are going to make a final decision about what happens for the next few years."

De Villiers was speaking in Cardiff after the third T20 international against England, which South Africa lost to lose the series 2-1, after having crashed out of the Champions Trophy in the group stage, and lost the ODI series against England 2-1 as well. De Villiers was captain for all those assignments - he stood in for Faf du Plessis in the T20Is - but left the squad ahead of the Test series against England.

He had taken a break from Test cricket after being ruled out of the tour of Australia last year with an injury, citing the need to manage his workload to keep himself going until the 2019 World Cup. De Villiers planned to return to the format in September, when Bangladesh tour South Africa.

"I am going to spend a bit of time off at home with the family, I'm going to welcome my new youngster into the world, and obviously look to stay fit," de Villiers said. "I want to make sure I am ready for September, when Bangladesh come."

De Villiers restated his ambition to win the 2019 World Cup in England, but said that the dream was dependent on how the discussion with CSA went.

"It's my main dream to win a World Cup for South Africa, or to be part of it in one way or another… I don't even think it's in my hands, what is going to happen. I will wait until the final decision on the coach and things like that are made. Then I can also have a chat to CSA, to see where I am going to fit in."