After losing their campaign in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, South Africa will play the match T20 International series against England. Captain AB de Villiers wants an opportunity the series against England.
After succeeding the inaugural Champions Trophy in 1998, South Africa will soon to clinch their second ICC One-day title. Having top ODI players like Kagiso Rabada, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers, could only manage to register a win against Sri Lanka.
Talking to media ahead of the three-match series opener in Southampton, Captain De Villiers said that “It was a tough few days after the Champions Trophy, to go through that phase of reflecting and to hear some of the criticism.”
“It’s never easy but I have always been the kind of guys to see the positive in that and see an opportunity to improve. These three matches give me that opportunity as a player and as a captain for the team.”
De Villiers said that he is in fine touch and simply was a casualty of poor luck. “I don’t feel like I need to prove anyone wrong or prove something to someone. I just want to go play.”
Before playing the tournament in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, they had lost in a three-match ODI series of 2-1 against England.
De Villiers concluded, “I feel like a youngster starting my career again. I am really full of energy and love playing. I just want to score runs again and captain the team to a few good wins. I feel like I am playing very well. There’s nothing wrong with my form. The results are not showing.”