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Picking and choosing? Surely not ... - Independent Online;

Picking and choosing? Surely not ... - Independent Online

Independent OnlinePicking and choosing? Surely not ...Independent OnlineJohannesburg - When is “picking and choosing” not “picking and choosing”? Apparently when it's AB de Villiers, err, “picking and choosing”. Then it's called “schedule management” or something. Maybe it's because De Villiers hasn't been around the ...and more »

Dear AB de Villiers, it's not us, it's you - Daily Maverick;

Dear AB de Villiers, it's not us, it's you - Daily Maverick

Daily MaverickDear AB de Villiers, it's not us, it's youDaily MaverickAB de Villiers's on-again, off-gain love affair with Test cricket risks setting a dangerous precedent. And, while fans don't have the right to demand anything of sports people, they have every right to feel aggrieved when they feel they are being sold ...and more »

AB's disdain another blow to Tests - Sport24;

AB's disdain another blow to Tests - Sport24

Sport24AB's disdain another blow to TestsSport24Cape Town – For all the gamut of domestic emotions surrounding his partial, yet pronounced withdrawal from it, AB de Villiers is simultaneously devaluing and imperilling the future of Test cricket more broadly. By the time he returns to Tests, as ...and more »

AB: I'll prove I'm still good enough - Sport24;

AB: I'll prove I'm still good enough - Sport24

Sport24AB: I'll prove I'm still good enoughSport24Cape Town - Star Proteas batsman AB de Villiers is "out to prove a point" after ruling himself out of three upcoming Test series. De Villiers, who has recovered from an elbow injury, ruled himself out of the New Zealand (February), England (July-August ...and more »

Time for AB to call it quits on Test stage - Sport24;

Time for AB to call it quits on Test stage - Sport24

Sport24Time for AB to call it quits on Test stageSport24Cape Town - I am a massive fan of AB de Villiers - the cricketer, not the singer. Who isn't? Anybody who knows anything about the game knows that, in De Villiers, South Africa is blessed to have one of the most naturally gifted batsmen to have ever ...and more »

AB de Villiers, Lara, Tait and self-enforced breaks from cricket - Times of India;

AB de Villiers, Lara, Tait and self-enforced breaks from cricket - Times of India

Times of IndiaAB de Villiers, Lara, Tait and self-enforced breaks from cricketTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: South African superstar AB de Villiers' announcement Wednesday that he was taking a prolonged break from Test cricket, and that his priority is the 2019 World Cup, has divided opinions across the cricketing landscape. While insisting that he ...and more »

De Villiers out of England Tests - EatSleepSport;

De Villiers out of England Tests - EatSleepSport

EatSleepSportDe Villiers out of England TestsEatSleepSportAB de Villiers is out South Africa's four-match Test series with England this summer, but says he will return later in the year. The 32-year-old had recently stated that the 2019 World Cup is his main focus and has now revealed he will not be heading ...and more »

Bacher backs AB's decision to take a break - Sport24;

Bacher backs AB's decision to take a break - Sport24

Sport24Bacher backs AB's decision to take a breakSport24Cape Town - Former South Africa skipper Ali Bacher has commended AB de Villiers' decision to manage his workload with a view to featuring in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Bacher believes the decision is the best thing for De Villiers and for South ...and more »

Hero to villain? AB becomes the latest Protea to walk gauntlet of public scrutiny - Mail & Guardian;

Hero to villain? AB becomes the latest Protea to walk gauntlet of public scrutiny - Mail & Guardian

Mail & GuardianHero to villain? AB becomes the latest Protea to walk gauntlet of public scrutinyMail & GuardianThe tide of sympathetic public opinion turned undeniably away from AB de Villiers this week when he confirmed that he would not just miss the imminent Test series against New Zealand, but would also be unavailable for the iconic four-Test series ...and more »

De Villiers to skip England, Bangladesh Tests - Times of India;

De Villiers to skip England, Bangladesh Tests - Times of India

Times of IndiaDe Villiers to skip England, Bangladesh TestsTimes of IndiaJOHANNESBURG: South African batting star AB de Villiers' absence from Test cricket will extend until late this year after he told journalists on Wednesday that he will miss the series against England and Bangladesh. He had already announced at a one ...and more »

De Villiers' future in doubt after pulling out of England Tests - The Times (subscription)

De Villiers' future in doubt after pulling out of England TestsThe Times (subscription)AB de Villiers has ruled himself out of South Africa's four-Test series in England this summer, with sources close to the team questioning if they have seen the last of the 32-year-old in the five-day format. De Villiers, who had already made himself ...and more »

South Africa's AB de Villiers rules himself out of summer Test series against England as he recovers from elbow ... - Daily Mail;

South Africa's AB de Villiers rules himself out of summer Test series against England as he recovers from elbow ... - Daily Mail

Daily MailSouth Africa's AB de Villiers rules himself out of summer Test series against England as he recovers from elbow ...Daily MailSouth Africa's linchpin batsman AB de Villiers has made himself unavailable for this summer's Test tour of England. De Villiers, who took over the captaincy of his country from Hashim Amla in a 2-1 defeat at home against England last winter, was ...and more »

AB de Villiers: South Africa batsman out of England Test series - BBC Sport;

AB de Villiers: South Africa batsman out of England Test series - BBC Sport

BBC SportAB de Villiers: South Africa batsman out of England Test seriesBBC SportSouth Africa batsman AB de Villiers has ruled himself out of the four-match Test series with England this summer. De Villiers has not played since June 2016 because of an elbow injury but is expected to return for Saturday's Twenty20 match against Sri ...and more »

De Villiers backs out of England, Bangladesh Tests too - Wisden India;

De Villiers backs out of England, Bangladesh Tests too - Wisden India

Wisden IndiaDe Villiers backs out of England, Bangladesh Tests tooWisden IndiaAB de Villiers said on Wednesday (January 18) that he had made himself unavailable for South Africa's four-Test series in England in July-August and the two-Test series against Bangladesh at home in September-October, in addition to the Tests against ...and more »

AB De Villiers' absence from South Africa's tour of England is a shame for fans and a worry for Test cricket - The Independent;

AB De Villiers' absence from South Africa's tour of England is a shame for fans and a worry for Test cricket - The Independent

The IndependentAB De Villiers' absence from South Africa's tour of England is a shame for fans and a worry for Test cricketThe IndependentDe-Villiers.jpg Have we seen the last of AB De Villiers in South Africa's Test whites? Getty Images. "It's definitely not the end of the story," said AB De Villiers, but that feels evermore like a tall tale. South Africa's captain, a devastating ...and more »

AB De Villiers rules himself out of contention for South Africa's Test series with England - SkySports;

AB De Villiers rules himself out of contention for South Africa's Test series with England - SkySports

SkySportsAB De Villiers rules himself out of contention for South Africa's Test series with EnglandSkySportsAB de Villiers will not be available to South Africa for the Test series with England this summer. De Villiers announced on Tuesday that he would not be taking part in the series in New Zealand, but said he was not thinking about retiring from Tests.and more »

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers out of England series as retirement draws closer - International Business Times UK;

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers out of England series as retirement draws closer - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKSouth Africa batsman AB de Villiers out of England series as retirement draws closerInternational Business Times UKFormer Proteas skipper will miss much of the 2017 schedule due to long-standing elbow injury. Nick Howson. By Nick Howson. January 18, 2017 16:37 GMT. AB de Villiers De Villiers has not played for South Africa in any form of cricket since June 2016.and more »

After New Zealand, AB de Villiers pulls out of England Test tour - India Today;

After New Zealand, AB de Villiers pulls out of England Test tour - India Today

India TodayAfter New Zealand, AB de Villiers pulls out of England Test tourIndia TodayAB de Villiers has ruled himself out of South Africa's tour to England later this year, having already said he would not be available for the Test series in New Zealand in March, as he focuses on limited overs cricket. The former world number one Test ...and more »

Bacher lauds de Villiers for 'wise' decision - ESPNcricinfo.com;

Bacher lauds de Villiers for 'wise' decision - ESPNcricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo.comBacher lauds de Villiers for 'wise' decisionESPNcricinfo.comAB de Villiers has made a "wise decision" in the "best interests of South African cricket," by sitting out of Test cricket for most of the rest of 2017, according to Ali Bacher, the former South Africa captain and veteran administrator. Bacher met with ...and more »

AB de Villiers' Test future uncertain, will continue to play IPL - Hindustan Times;

AB de Villiers' Test future uncertain, will continue to play IPL - Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesAB de Villiers' Test future uncertain, will continue to play IPLHindustan TimesAB de Villiers faces an uncertain Test future after opting out of the series against England to be played in July, but will continue to be Virat Kohli's team-mate in Indian Premier League. cricket Updated: Jan 18, 2017 20:06 IST. HT Correspondent ...and more »