Senior players AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn have returned to South Africa's full-strength 14-man squad for the upcoming inaugural four-day day-night Test against Zimbabwe to be played in Port Elizabeth from 26th December.
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has climbed to the top position in International Cricket Council rankings for batsmen following his stellar knock in the second One-Day International against Bangladesh in Paarl on Wednesday.
AB de Villiers slammed his career best score of 176 runs to help South Africa post 353 runs in their innings following which Andile Phehlukwayo and Imran Tahir shared seven wickets between to wrap up Bangladesh for 249 runs to complete a 104 run victory and with it the series 2-0.
As a big boost to South Africa's chances to reclaim the pole position in International Cricket Council rankings, star batsman AB de Villiers has announced that he will be available for selection in the longer format ahead of the upcoming season.
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.