Head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore Daniel Vettori has confirmed that South African skipper AB de Villiers will lead the team in the initial games of the upcoming Indian Premier League on the possible circumstance of Virat Kohli failing to recover from injury.
For scoring his career best figure of unbeaten 146 and also picking a three-wicket haul in the first One-Day International against New Zealand in Auckland, Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is the Cricket World Player of the Week for registering his maiden 10-wicket haul that put his team in the course of a dramatic victory in the first Test against England at Lord's.
Flamboyant South African batsman AB de Villiers is the Cricket World Player of the Week after scoring 64, 24 and an unbeaten 129 in the three games for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland stated that the board is working along with Cricket South Africa to ensure that the Adelaide Test match of the Proteas tour of Australia will be a day-night fixture.