De Villiers confirms he could return for Proteas
AB de Villiers has confirmed he is talking to South African team management over a potential return to international cricket in 2020.
The Proteas legend, who is currently playing for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, could return to the fold just in time for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
The 35-year-old surprisingly called time on his international career in April 2018 after amassing 8,765 Test runs and almost 10,000 in the 50-over format.
New South Africa coach Mark Boucher first touted the possibility of getting de Villiers on board for the T20 tournament in October a few days after he took over his role in December.
Captain Faf du Plessis later confirmed that the management was in talks with De Villiers and the right-handed batsman has now also spoken about what needs to occur.
"There's a lot that needs to happen before that becomes reality, I would love to," de Villers said after making a 32-ball 40 in Brisbane's win over Adelaide Strikers.
"I've been talking to Bouch, Graeme Smith and Faf back home. We are all keen to make it happen, it's a long way away still and plenty can happen - there's the IPL coming, I've still got to be in form at that time. I'm thinking of throwing my name in the hat and hoping everything will work out.
"It's not a guarantee, I don't want to disappoint myself or other people, so for now I'm just going to try and keep a low profile, play the best possible cricket I can and we'll see what happens towards the end of the year."
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