The South Africa-India test series is scheduled to begin on the 5th of January, with the first test to be played at Cape Town, as the two sides will lock horns in one of the most anticipated series of 2018.
Virat Kohli and co. haven’t toured a tough opponent for a long time now, and would be hoping to replicate their rich vein of home form in foreign conditions as well.
AB de Villiers had opted out of Test cricket last year, in order to prolong his limited overs career, but he has now conceeded that he is in line for selection for the historic four day test against Zimbabwe on Boxing day.
ABD has been practicing hard in the nets to get back to South Africa’s test squad and is relishing the challenge that would come along with it.
“I pride myself on the fact that I can adapt to certain conditions and formats. have worked hard on my game over the last six months. I started in July facing red balls at the University of Pretoria, getting some technical stuff sorted out, I feel more ready than ever to take it on,” said de Villiers.
“I faced a few pink balls here last night on a spicy wicket, it was really tough. Then again it’s a great challenge, it’s the ultimate form of the game, it’s the greatest challenge to come out on top when the ball is moving around a bit,” the former South African captain added.
AB de Villiers is hungry for success, and wants South Africa to get back to the number one spot in Tests, something that he feels is highly probable, if South Africa win their next few series’ against tough opponents.
“I want to contribute. I want to play knocks, have my say in the field with my experience and take some catches that can win games of cricket. We would like to be No 1 in the world, we are not far away. We know if we win a few series in the next three months against tough opposition we can achieve that. We will take it one step at a time, that will be nice to achieve, to be the No 1 team in the world and to maintain it for a few years,” ABD concluded.