Royal Challengers Bangalore trumped Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by David Warner, and Devdutt Padikkal's confidence and flair did not go unnoticed
During RCB's first match of the new IPL campaign against SRH on Monday, de Villiers connected his bat with the ball with ease and gave his team a much needed boost.
IPL 2020 Highlights, SRH vs RCB Match, Full Cricket Score: Virat Kohli's Bangalore clinch victory by 10 runs
Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore begin IPL 2020 campaign with a 10-run victory against David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad
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RCB, coached by Simon Katich with Mike Hesson as Director of Cricket, have won all of their opening games between 2011 and 2016, but have only made the finals twice during this period.
The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League had to be moved to the UAE from India due to the COVID-19 crisis.
IPL 2020: 'He leads from the front,' AB de Villiers heaps praise on RCB skipper Virat Kohli's captaincy
RCB's AB de Villiers is hopeful of a successful IPL 2020 as the team aims to end their trophy drought.
Steve Smith rates Virat Kohli as best ODI batsman in the world, describes AB de Villiers as a 'freak'
Smith, who is currently in England for the three-match ODI series against the hosts starting from Friday, said this during an Instagram session with fans.
AB de Villiers resumed training after a five-month long coronavirus-induced break for the sport and said the first sessions were pretty good as he stuck to the basics.
RCB director of cricket Hesson and head coach Katich spoke about their vision and plans for the side who have made three IPL finals but have been unable to cross the final hurdle.
Considering that the safety of the players and other members of the travelling party is the franchise's top priority, RCB have booked one entire wing of a luxury hotel, adding up to 150 rooms.
AB de Villiers was in line to make international comeback, take part in T20 World Cup, says Quinton de Kock
The event was scheduled in Australia in October-November. De Villiers retired in 2018 but speculations over his return refuse to die down.
3TC Solidarity Cup: Aiden Markram, AB de Villiers slam blazing fifties to help Eagles win three-team event
Markram (70 from 33 balls) and de Villiers (61 from 24) helped the Eagles to 160 for four in their 12 overs, convincingly beating the Kites (138 for three) and Kingfishers (113 for five).
Faf du Plessis auctions bat, pink ODI jersery to raise funds for underprivileged children amid coronavirus crisis
Du Plessis and his wife Imari Visser had earlier raised funds through charity to feed 35,000 kids in South Africa, which has recently seen a surge in COVID cases.
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Named as the Solidarity Cup, the tournament will be in a 3TC format which will comprise 24 popular cricketers from South Africa.
Kuldeep Yadav also revealed that Australia’s Steve Smith and retired South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers are the two batsmen, he finds most challenging to contain.
AB de Villiers says Virat Kohli is a more reliable player than him, one who you want to bat for 15 overs
De Villiers and Kohli share the top-two IPL partnerships of 229 and 215* against Gujarat Lions (GL) and four-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) respectively.
World Cup heartbreak in 2015 wore me down, played huge role in sudden retirement, says former South Africa captain AB de Villiers
South Africa were left heartbroken when they suffered a four-wicket loss to New Zealand via D/L method in a rain-affected 2015 World Cup semifinal and de Villiers accepted that he had struggled to come to terms with it.
AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada will lead three teams of eight batting for a total of 12 overs, six per innings, during which time they will face both opponents.
According to a CSA statement, the three teams will compete for the inaugural Solidarity Cup. It will be the first live sporting event organised in the country since the coronavirus-forced lockdown in March.
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has attributed current skipper Virat Kohli's success in the T20 format to his fitness and ability to rotate strike.