After an embarrassing defeat for the South African team, AB de Villiers still strongly believes that he is the man to lead his team to victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The Proteas suffered an eight-wicket loss against India, which further emphasized the “choker” tag which dauntingly haunts them, sport24 mentions.
Despite exiting the ICC Champions Trophy, de Villiers, who was run out for 16, mentioned “I'm a good captain and I believe I can take this team forward and win the World Cup.”
However, many people began contemplating the capabilities of Faf du Plessis instead, wondering if a squad can consist of two leaders.
BBC Sport reports “At the beginning of the Champions Trophy [de Villiers] was ranked as the top one-day international batsman in the world, but managed only 20 runs in three innings.”
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Indian Captain Virat Kohli did not believe that South Africa's previous failings made them fragile at The Oval adds BBC Sport.
"To me, their batsmen looked pretty confident," Kohli said.
India joins Bangladesh and England as they anticipate the verdict for the Sri Lanka and Pakistan match.